Albert Pujols has finally agreed to rest his foot and stay off the field for the remainder of the season, until next year. The $240 million slugger has come to a decision to take a break and rehab his partially torn plantar fascia before spring training arrives next year. The Angel’s medical staff insisted Pujols to take time off and receive treatments to his foot for several months, until he recuperates.
“It’s not an easy decision, as competitive as I am,” Pujols said at his locker before the Angels opened a series against Cleveland. “But I also understand that we (need) to look beyond the season.” “It was a decision of the organization, Arte and Jerry, because I don’t make a decision here,” said Pujols, who had career lows of 17 homers and 64 RBI this year. “I put my uniform on and get ready to play.
Plantar Fasciitis can be painful and frustrating, especially when playing a completive sport. If you are currently experiencing pain in the ball of your foot or heels, where the plantar fascia is located, it is best to seek the care of a podiatrist like Dr. Neal Mozen of Foot Health Care Associates. Dr. Mozen can examine your feet and work with you to provide an appropriate treatment option to ensure healing and recovery.
What is Plantar Fasciitis?
Plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of the connective tissues on the bottom of the foot, causing pain in the heel and arch of the foot.
What Causes Plantar Fasciitis?
- Lack of adequate footwear
- Excessive running
- Poor foot support
How Can Plantar Fasciitis Be Treated?
- Conservative measures – anti-inflammatories, ice packs, stretching exercises, physical therapy, orthotic devices.
- Shockwave therapy – sends sound waves to the areas where pain is experience. Requires multiple sessions. This is used for very persistent cases of plantar fasciitis.
- Ultrasound-guided technique with steroid injections into the plantar fascia. This is from a relatively new and small study, but was shown to be effective in most cases treated.
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