Treating plantar fasciitis in elite basketball players is a balancing act between relieving heel pain symptoms and getting players back on the court as quickly as possible. Accordingly, these authors review the literature on current modalities with a focus on the relationship between plantar fasciitis and equinus.
New York Knicks center Joakim Noah’s struggle with plantar fasciitis led the player to state, “Plantar fasciitis s—-. It feels like you have needles underneath your feet while you’re playing.”1
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