10 Jan

Kobe Bryant Learns That His Foot Pain was Caused by Plantar Fasciitis

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Plantar Faciitis: tricky to say and extremely unpleasant to experience! Pronounced PLAN-tar fah-cee-EYE-tis, this foot condition specifically refers to the bottom of the foot.  Fascia – Latin for the tough, fibrous outer casting of muscle – becomes irritated and inflamed making it painful to walk.  If caught early Plantar Faciitis is easier to remedy than if you wait until it becomes chronic.  This painful, annoying condition frequently affects athletes, among them Kobe Bryant who learned in 2004 that Plantar Faciitis was the cause of his foot pain. Kobe Bryant is not alone.   Tim Duncan of the San Antonio Spurs and tennis player Pete Sampras were also reported to have suffered from Plantar Fasciitis. In May of 2011, Sports Illustrated reported that Scott Podsednik of the Toronto…

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