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Gymnast Incurs Injured Plantar Fascia

Kaleigh Dickson of Louisiana State University tore the plantar fascia in her right foot while performing a gymnastics routine at the NCAA Baton Rouge Regional. In spite of the senior’s injury, her squad was able to set a national record, which earned them the chance to compete in the NCAA Championships.

Due to Dickson’s injury, coach D-D Breaux wants to bring in reserve members of the squad in order to find suitable contenders in the floor and vault categories. Dickson is one of her team’s best gymnasts and may only participate in two events as a result of her condition.

Plantar fasciitis can be very painful and uncomfortable.wo events as a result of her condition. ter'tance of podiatrists and the services they perform as . If you are experiencing symptoms of plantar fasciitis, see podiatrist Dr. Brian Tedesco of Complete Foot & Ankle Care. Dr. Tedesco can treat your foot and ankle conditions.

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

·         Obesity

·         Excessive running

·         Poor foot support

·         Overpronation

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.

For more information about Plantar Fasciitis, please follow the link below.

If you have any questions, please contact one of our offices in Reading, MA. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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