Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Boston Celtics Rookie Kelly Olynyk Has Plantar Fasciitis

 Kelly Olynyk a first round draft pick of the Boston Celtics has just recently suffered from an acute case of plantar fasciits. We have recently see a large number of cases of plantar fasciits in professional athletes.

Plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of the fibrous band of tissue on the bottom of the foot which is called the plantar fascia. Plantar fasciitis can presents as pain first step out of bed in the morning in the heel. It can also presents during or after athletic activity. The pain is typically a sharp sensation and can also present on the entire length of the sole of the foot. 

In acute cases rest, NSAIDS, custom orthotics, immobilization with a cam walker boot, night splints, and aggressive physical therapy are initial conservative treatments for plantar fasciitis.

Rarely does this procedure involve surgical intervention.

Topaz and PRP injections are some of the newer minimally invasive procedures for chronic cases of plantar fasciitis that have not resolved with conservative measures.


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