According to N.J. News Alex Raskin, the NY Knicks will lose center Marcus Camby about 2-4 weeks from a strained left plantar fascia. Veteran center Camby suffered the foot injury in a loss to the Pacers last week aggravating the injury. The Knicks are currently hampered with injuries tacking on two other players and now in the midst of losing Camby. "It's another setback, but we've got to keep it moving." "We'll get him back rehabbed again and then try to get him back out on the floor when we can," said Knicks coach Mike Woodson.
If you are experiencing significant pain in your heels or the ball of your foot, where the plantar fascia is, then it is highly recommended you seek the care of a podiatrist like Dr. Henry Slomowitz of New Jersey. Dr. Slomowitz can examine your feet and work with you to provide the appropriate treatment options to ensure safe foot recovery.
What is Plantar Fasciitis?
Plantar fasciitis refers to heel and arch pain caused by an inflammation of the connective tissues on the bottom of the foot.
What Causes Plantar Fasciitis?
· Ill-fitting shoes
· Weight change
· Excessive running
· Non-supportive shoes
How Can It 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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