Toronto foot specialist reports that NBA player Joe Johnson is being treated for plantar fasciitis

Joe Johnson – Plantar Fasciitis

Toronto podiatrist Sheldon Nadal, D.P.M. reports that yet another two NBA player have been stricken with plantar fasciitis. The latest victims are Eastern Conference opponents battling for a round 2 spot: Brooklyn Net’s shooting guard Joe Johnson and Chicago Bull’s center Joakim Noah. In a statement to espn.go.com, Noah described his injury by saying “It feels like you have needles underneath your foot while you’re playing. That’s what it feels like.”

This is a common complaint amongst plantar fasciitis sufferers. Heel Spur Pain and Plantar Fasciitis  is a very common condition affecting not only athletes involved in vigorous activity but the everyday runner or walker as well. Due to the irritation of the plantar fascia at the base of the foot, there is often needle-like pain. Many times the pain can remain localized around the heel but in certain cases, it can also radiate towards the arch of the foot and/or upwards towards the ankle.

Diagnosis is key in correctly treating plantar fasciitis. Podiatrist Sheldon Nadal D.P.M. has been treating plantar fasciitis for over 30 years out of his Toronto podiatry clinic, employing techniques such as Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy for Heel Spur Pain, Arch Pain, Plantar Fasciitis, and Achilles  paired with custom Orthotics.

If you or someone you know suffers from painful plantar fasciitis or other painful foot conditions, call our Toronto podiatry Our Office at 416-486-9917. For more information on this and other conditions we treat, please go to our home page at http://www.footcare.net/

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