Friday, March 30, 2012

Dustin McGowan Has Plantar Fasiitis

Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Dustin McGowan has plantar fasciitis in his right foot. McGowan was just recently given a 2 year $3 million extension to stay with the Jays. His condition is listed as day to day and the team hopes he will recover in time for the season opener.
The right hander was forced to leave a Minor League game during the second inning with pain in his foot. McGowan was the clear favorite to win the final spot in the Jay's starting rotation, but he may initially lose that to Aaron Laffey or Kyle Drabek.
As recently blogged, plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of the band of tissue (the plantar fascia) that extends from the heel to the toes. In this condition, the fascia first becomes irritated and then inflamed, resulting in heel pain.
The most common cause of plantar fasciitis relates to faulty structure of the foot. For example, people who have problems with their arches, either overly flat or high-arched feet, are more prone to developing plantar fasciitis.
Wearing non-supportive footwear on hard, flat surfaces puts abnormal strain on the plantar fascia and can also lead to plantar fasciitis. This is particularly evident when one's job requires long hours on the feet. Obesity may also contribute to plantar fasciitis.
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