Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw has been diagnosed with plantar fasciitis, but the good news is that it has not affected his pitching. The bad news is that the plantar fasciitis that he has developed on his left foot is not going away anytime soon. Plantar fasciitisis inflammation of the thick tissue on the bottom of the foot. This tissue is called the plantarfascia. It connects the heel bone to the toes and creates the arch of the foot. According to Dodger’s manager Don Mattingly, Kershaw has modified his workout exercises to not worsen the pain. “It’s not going to stop me from pitching, it’s just annoying…Throwing’s fine, it’s just the running,” Kershaw said. Plantar fasciitis affects athletes everywhere, whether professional or amateur. But not to worry, it is treatable by conservative treatment and does not have to result to surgery. Do not wait for the pain to get worse.
Schedule your appointment with Houston Foot And Ankle Care if you are experiencing heel pain.