Keys To Managing Heel Pain In Basketball Players

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Keys To Managing Heel Pain In Basketball Players

Author(s): 
Patrick A. DeHeer, DPM, FASPS, FACFAS, and Nicholas Thompson, DPM

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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