If you are a basketball player or an athlete, and you happen to experience sharp pain in your heel, especially after prolonged running over a hard surface, or after a strenuous weight-lifting session, it is best advised that you do not ignore the pain, as it is very often the most primary and common symptom of Plantar Fasciitis, a rupturing, inflammation or scarring of the plantar fascia. For those who are not familiar with this terminology, the plantar fascia is the thick connective tissue or ligament, which supports the arch of the foot and acts as a tie-rod that enables that all the parts of your feet are well connected, and in a position to bear your body weight during walking, running or any other physical activity which props you up on your feet. Apart from sharp heel pain, other symptoms of plantar fasciitis include swelling at the base of the foot, development of a tender spot between the arch and the heel, or a feeling that the arch of your foot is collapsing at any given point of time.
Apart from the conservative treatments such as use of ice-packs, anti-inflammatory gels and stretching exercises, physiotherapy and wearing of anklets and foot-insoles, there are a number of new treatment methods, that harness the power of latest technology to provide an effective cure to the problem of plantar fasciitis. These include the non-invasive treatment carried out by medical experts, with the use of amniotic allograft that helps in quick and effective reconstruction of the connective tissue. Research has shown that especially for those cases wherein the damage to the plantar fascia is beyond repair through a wide range of conservative treatments, this amniotic allograft-based surgery is found to display very remarkable progress. The key principle that is taken into account for this treatment is the regenerative principle of the human body, which is primarily carried out by amniotic cells in this case.
As mentioned earlier, the occurrence of Plantar Fasciitis is most common amongst athletes and basketball players in particular. The occurrence of Plantar Fasciitis because of a basketball injury is supposedly the most widespread cause of this foot ailment, and it is none other than the President of the United States, Barrack Obama, who has been affected by the rupturing of the plantar fascia, owing to the fact that he is extremely fond of basketball, and regularly plays the game. Apart from the president, a number of NBA players such as Al Jefferson, Pau Gassol, Ron Attest, Tony Parker, Joe Johnson, and many more are known to have suffered from this condition, at some point of time in their basketball career so far.
Although Plantar Fasciitis has come to become synonymous with a basketball injury, this correlation between the both cannot be generalized to a very large extent, given the fact that baseball players like Jedd Gyorko, have also experienced excruciating pain in their heel caused due to a sudden rupture of the plantar fascia. In the case of Jedd Gyorko, the location of the rupture was such that surgery was not a very viable option, and he needed to depend upon rest as well as traditional treatment and methods to gain a slow and steady recovery. A similar condition has also been observed in the case of Yonder Alonso at San Diego. All said and done, sportspersons who play basketball as well as baseball are prone to the condition of plantar fasciitis.
In order to lead a healthy and happy life, it is imperative that you take care of your feet, as they are the most crucial part of your body, having borne your entire body weight, day in and day out. Footlogics is a highly renowned Australian company that specializes in the research, development and manufacture of orthotic insoles that are specially designed in a manner that aid in the treatment of several foot ailments, ranging from Plantar Fasciitis, Achilles Tendonitis, Heel Spurs, Knee Pain and so on and so forth. Another significant aspect about Footlogics is that, not only does the company cater to the orthotic sole requirements of clients in Australia, but have also been effectively serving the needs of clients all over Canada, UK, Ireland, Netherlands, Germany and South Africa as well, over the last couple of years. With state-of-the art technology and latest research that goes into the development of these foot insoles, podiatrists across the world recommend the insoles provided by Footlogics.
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