According to ESPN , Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, has been suffering with Plantar Fasciitis for a couple of weeks. It is believed that he aggravated the condition in his left foot during the November 8th game against Indianapolis. This resulted in a partial tear of the plantar fascia ligament.
A partial tear is a painful condition that will require treatment. Currently, there is no indication as to how long Manning could be sidelined due to his injury. Coach Gary Kubiak, replaced Manning on Sunday’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs.
Plantar Fasciitis is a common condition in which the ligament that runs along the bottom of the foot becomes irritated and painful due to inflammation. The inflammation is caused by repeated over stretching of the ligament casing micro-tears. Inflammation is your body’s way of attempting to heal the small tears.
The most common cause of plantar fasciitis is instability of the foot and or foot function. If the arch flattens too little or too much while standing, walking or running the plantar fascia will stretch excessively with every step. To properly treat plantar fasciitis your local podiatrist will address the inflammation with conservative methods such as stretching, ice, anti-inflammatory medication, musculoskeletal laser treatment and night splints. The doctor will also address the cause of the condition which is instability of the foot, with custom-molded orthotics. Custom-molded orthotics are the only treatment that addresses the cause of the problem and are a critical component of long term relief, preventing recurrence of the condition.
If left untreated, plantar fasciitis can become a very painful and result in further injury as we saw with Peyton Manning.
If you’re suffering from plantar fasciitis or heel pain call the foot doctors at Kansas City Foot and Ankle to get fast relief. Call 816-943-1111 to schedule an appointment.