Lucas Duda Out For 10 Days

Tuesday, 29 May 2018 00:00

Kansas City Royals’ infielder Hunter Dozier recently had to place first baseman Lucas Duda on the 10-day disabled list due to plantar fasciitis. Duda has hit .366 in 12 games for the Royals in May, and has played through the injury since spring training. In order to treat the condition, he had been taking cortisone shots which allowed him to play throughout the regular season. Royals’ manager Ned Yost said Duda felt a “pop in his foot” in a recent game against the Indians in Cleveland. The recovery period for his injury is expected to be approximately 10 days.

Plantar fasciitis can be very painful and inconvenient. If you are experiencing heel pain or symptoms of plantar fasciitis, contact one of our podiatrists  from Palm Beach Podiatry. Our doctors can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

What is Plantar Fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis is the inflammation of the thick band of tissue that runs along the bottom of your foot, known as the plantar fascia, and causes mild to severe heel pain.

What Causes Plantar Fasciitis?

  • Excessive running
  • Non-supportive shoes
  • Overpronation
  • Repeated stretching and tearing of the plantar fascia

How Can It Be Treated?

  • Conservative measures – anti-inflammatories, ice packs, stretching exercises, physical therapy, orthotic devices
  • Shockwave therapy – sound waves are sent to the affected area to facilitate healing and are usually used for chronic cases of plantar fasciitis
  • Surgery – usually only used as a last resort when all else fails. The plantar fascia can be surgically detached from the heel

While very treatable, plantar fasciitis is definitely not something that should be ignored. Especially in severe cases, speaking to your doctor right away is highly recommended to avoid complications and severe heel pain. Your podiatrist can work with you to provide the appropriate treatment options tailored to your condition.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact one of our offices located in Boynton Loxahatchee and Fort Pierce, FL. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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