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Aberdeen Podiatrist | Aberdeen Peyton Manning’s Plantar Fasciitis | NJ | Central Jersey Ankle & Foot Care Specialists |

Christopher J. Mullin, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S.
Jessica A. Addeo, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S.
Katy Statler, D.P.M.
Valerie Gregory, MSPT

Podiatric Medicine

20 Cambridge Drive, Suite D
Aberdeen, NJ 07747
[email protected]
Phone: 732-566-2841

Peyton Manning’s Plantar Fasciitis
 

Among its other memorable factors, Super Bowl 50 has the record of having the oldest starting quarterback in Peyton Manning of the Denver Broncos. This fact is even more amazing when you consider that Manning was sidelined for part of the season with plantar fasciitis, a common ailment that can affect anyone, not just athletes and one that we often treat at Central Jersey Ankle & Foot Care Specialists.

Symptoms of Plantar Fasciitis

How do you know if you have this condition? The most prevalent symptom of plantar fasciitis is intense heel pain. The pain may be stabbing or more of an ache, but either way it’s hard to ignore. You may also experience a burning sensation in your heel. All of this discomfort is in response to the plantar fascia—a long ligament that stretches along the bottom of your foot from your heel to the forefoot—develops tears in the tissue and becomes inflamed. Since this ligament tightens up overnight, one of the characteristic signs of plantar fasciitis is pain that is at its worst first thing in the morning. Once you start moving and stretching the pain usually decreases but it can also come back during the day after standing or doing other activities on your feet for a long period of time.

Causes and Treatment

For Manning, overuse is definitely a factor. Activities that exert repetitive pressure on the heel such as running, can contribute to an earlier onset of plantar fasciitis, which is most often seen in people ages 40 to 60 (Manning is 39). Other causes of plantar fasciitis include: having flatfeet, being overweight or having an occupation that requires you to be on your feet for extended periods. Our board certified podiatrists, Dr. Christopher J. Mullin and Dr. Jessica A. Addeo, will ask questions about your symptoms and your medical history. A physical examination of the foot will then usually confirm the diagnosis of plantar fasciitis. Sometimes, the foot doctor will order an x-ray or other imaging study to rule out another condition. Treatment usually consists in nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medication to reduce pain and inflammation, physical therapy and orthotics to help distribute weight more evenly and take the pressure off your heel. The podiatrist may also recommend night splints to help keep the plantar fascia in a stretched position overnight.

Even if you’re not competing in a professional athletic event plantar fasciitis can impede your daily activities. If your heel has been bothering you, don’t fumble the ball! Make an appointment at our Aberdeen office today and put yourself on the path to relief.

 
 
 
Aberdeen Podiatrist Central Jersey Ankle & Foot Care Specialists is a poidiatry office providing Peyton Manning’s Plantar Fasciitis, orthopedic, pain, diabetes, bunions and much more in Aberdeen, NJ. We also do Achilles Tendonitis, Allergic Contact Dermatitis , Athlete's Foot, Brachymetatarsia, Bunions, Calluses/Corns, Diabetic Foot Care, Flatfoot (Fallen Arches), Ganglions, Haglund's Deformity, Hallux Rigidus, Hammertoes, Heel Pain/Fasciitis, Infections, Injuries, Ingrown Toenails, Metatarsalgia, Morton's Neuroma, Onychomycosis, Osteoarthritis, Pediatric Foot Care, Plantar Warts, Plantar Fasciitis, Posterior Tibial Dysfunction, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Running Injuries, Sesamoiditis, Sprains/Strains, Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome, Tailor's Bunion, Tendonitis, Toe Deformities, Xerosis and all work related in the 07747 area and surrounding areas in Aberdeen