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Plantar fasciitis for Dwyane Wade?

Posted on: January 9, 2012 8:50 pm
Posted by Royce Young

Right now, Dwyane Wade's injury is nothing. It's just a sore foot and the Heat are winning just fine without him. LeBron James is playing terrific, Chris Bosh is filling the gaps and the role players are doing their jobs.

But Wade has now missed three games and is questionable for the Heat's Tuesday game against the Warriors. His injury is clearly lingering a bit and Monday after Miami's practice, Wade mentioned a potentially ugly injury situation. Via the Sun Sentinel:
“I don’t know, man, it’s just hurting. It could be three different things. (Plantar fasciitis is) one of them. The bruise is one of ‘em. Maybe it’s a combination. I just know that it’s in the area of the plantar fascia and I know it’s bruised as well. Whatever it is, it’s just taking its course, taking its time to get healthy.”
Any time a player says "it's just hurting," that's not good. Playing in pain isn't something you want to do. Every player has to do it at different times but a healthy Wade is the kind of player Miami wants to win with.

Plantar fasciitis though is the type of nagging injury that can affect an entire season. It's a foot condition that includes constant pain with pressure. It's the type of injury you get from spending too much time hammering on your feet. And the way you rehab it is simply to rest. For a while. Don't rest it long enough and you'll wind right back up where you were.

Without Wade, the Heat have gone 3-0, but obviously that's not a sustainable success model. They need Dwyane Wade. Not necessarily right now, but definitely come May. Right now he's trying to heal and the hope is it's just a bruise. Otherwise, Wade could have a painful season ahead.

Since: Nov 30, 2009
Posted on: January 10, 2012 2:12 pm

Plantar fasciitis for Dwyane Wade?

Hopefully it's just a bruise.  I have a bruise,  a bruise is a minor hematoma of tissue.  I got it when i banged my shin on my bed frame.  It was pretty painful but a lot of rest and ice and I can barely feel a thing now.  Hopefully that's all Wade has.  Bruises leave such an ugly mark, luckily it's winter because if it was summer I'd hate to wear shorts with a big bruise showing.  Rest up Wade, bruises are nasty lil sum-bitches, they'll need you in the playoffs.

Since: Oct 9, 2011
Posted on: January 10, 2012 2:12 pm

Plantar fasciitis for Dwyane Wade?

here go the heat, already making excuses for when they fold in june. bunch of jokers led by the court jester himself, lebron james!

Since: Sep 1, 2006
Posted on: January 10, 2012 2:03 pm

Plantar fasciitis for Dwyane Wade?

It is a pain, I've had it for about 3 years.  Thought it was bone spurs in my left heel at first.  I umpire baseball and the way I stand on the sides of my feet behind the plate, probably helped the problem.  The boot does help when its on but that first few steps in the morning are a real pain.  Have had 3 shots in the heel and it does relieve pain and I can deal with it right now.

Since: Oct 17, 2011
Posted on: January 10, 2012 12:35 pm

Plantar fasciitis for Dwyane Wade?

Planter fasciitis is a tear in the ligament that connects the heel to the bone of the big toe and is an extension of the achilles tendon. This is what gives your foot it's arch support. The problem with this injury is that it occures to a weight bearing appendage and will be continually reinjured as an athlete trys to compete on the injured foot. From personal experience on both of my feet this is an extremely painful and lingering injury with the only known cure being rest or possibly surgery to cut the ligament in half and let the muscels in the foot take up the support of the arch. It took me over a year to recover from this injury.
  If Dewayne has plantar fasciitis this will severely affect his ability to run and jump and will only worsen without a great deal of rest. (I would wait until the playoffs to test it)
  It looks like Le Bron will get his chance to show us how truley great a player he can be without Dewayne.

Since: Nov 17, 2006
Posted on: January 10, 2012 11:53 am

Plantar fasciitis for Dwyane Wade?

@sladersaan:  Spot on bro.  I also have plantar fasciitis, and that first step out of bed in the morning is brutal.  The night boot doesn't help much, and orthotics have only gone so far as to help raise my flat feet up just a bit.  It is manageable with constant calf and heel stretching throughout the day, but I have a nagging fear that this is going to last with me for a long, long time.  I've had it for a year already, and I'm getting to the point of just accepting this condition via pain mgmt, rather than hoping for any permanent fix.

I can't even imagine what Wade is going through right now, especially given how severely basketball players have to flex their feet and ankles.  If he's truly got it, it's amazing that he can even walk at this point.

Since: Jul 27, 2010
Posted on: January 10, 2012 10:16 am

Plantar fasciitis for Dwyane Wade?

Wow! What a speculative piece here.  Let's not get ahead of ourselves so quickly.  Rub some dirt on it Dwayne.

Since: Feb 9, 2008
Posted on: January 10, 2012 8:15 am

Plantar fasciitis for Dwyane Wade?

As a marathoner who is currently suffering through plantar fascitis, believe me when I type it hurts.  It hurts when you wake up, it hurts when you walk, it hurts when you are sitting, it hurts when you want to get up to go the fridge.  Dude, it hurts.  I have had it since August..I sleep with a boot, walk with prescribed "lifts" in my shoes, roll my foot on a ball, stretch the foot several times a day.  I am doing everything possible any foot medical professional tells me.  You know when my foot feels better...when I rest it for several days.  Yes, I can go out and run a 10 miler today but my foot is gonna kill me tomorrow and the next day.  My foot feels better today than it did a month ago, but it needs more time.

Speedy recovery Dwayne...I need it you are on my fantasy team.

Since: Jul 8, 2011
Posted on: January 10, 2012 3:05 am
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Since: Nov 24, 2006
Posted on: January 10, 2012 2:36 am

Plantar fasciitis for Dwyane Wade?

Must be the shoes!

Since: Jun 12, 2009
Posted on: January 10, 2012 1:18 am

Plantar fasciitis for Dwyane Wade?

Plantar fascitis is a debilitating injury that can continue to nag an athlete for years.  The only true cure for the injury is to stay off of the foot for an extended period (up to eight months.)  Shaq had the same injury and never recovered fully.  LBJ will wilt without Wade. 

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