Jedd Gyorko, second baseman of the San Diego Padres, had to be removed from the team’s starting lineup due to plantar fasciitisin his left foot. During the Padres’game against the Chicago White Sox last May, Gyorko claimed to be experiencing foot pain. “It progressively got worse from there,” he said. The discomfort eventually became so overwhelming that Gyorko was forced to receive a cortisone shot to relieve some of the pain. The athlete is very wary of the difficulty of foot injuries after watching former teammate, infielder Logan Forsythe, deal with them over the past few years.
During the team’s match-up against the Pittsburgh Pirates last week, Gyorko was replaced by Triple-A player Jace Peterson. The Padres are currently considering placing Gyorko on the disabled list to give him the time he needs to recover from his condition.
Plantar fasciitis can be extremely painful and requires ample recovery time. If you are experiencing foot pain and suspect plantar fasciitis, see podiatrist Dr. Bryant A. Tarr, D.P.M. of Sudbury & Westford Podiatry. Dr. Tarr will assess your condition and provide you with the quality foot and ankle treatment you need.
The Condition Known as Plantar Fasciitis
An inflammation of the connective tissues on the bottom of the foot, Plantar Fasciitis can cause a great deal of pain in the arch and heel of the foot.
Treatments That Can Help Plantar Fasciitis
- Shockwave Therapy- works by sending sound waves to the sites where pain is being experienced. Commonly used for chronic cases of plantar fasciitis, shockwave therapy usually requires multiple sessions
- Ultrasound-guided technique with steroid injections into the plantar fascia. This is from a relatively smaller new study but shown to be effective in most cases treated
- Conservative Measures- ice packs, stretching exercises, orthotic devices, physical therapy and/or anti-inflammatory medication
What Can Cause Plantar Fasciitis?
- Excessive running
- Lack of adequate footwear
- Bad foot support
If you have any questions, please contact one of our offices in Sudbury and Westford, MA. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.
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