Doug and Plantar Fasciitis (merged)

#31
If doug taking 4-5 weeks off means he would actually get rid of this thing and not have him bother it during the regular season, I am all for it. I reallt don't care whether he plays in the preseason or not. I will just be glad to see him healthy from then on.
 
#33
Grant was calling it a surgery on his show yesterday. Probably because he is convinced the 'average fan' wouldn't catch the subtle nuances between 'surgery' and 'procedure' Thank goodness we don't have to rely on Grant for all our information, eh?
 
#34
Christie will miss camp after treatment on his foot

http://www.sacbee.com/content/sports/basketball/kings/story/10867611p-11785249c.html

Christie will miss camp after treatment on his foot



By Joe Davidson -- Bee Staff Writer
Published 2:15 am PDT Saturday, September 25, 2004


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Kings guard Doug Christie, known for his durability as much as his defensive prowess, will miss the team's training camp that starts next week after undergoing treatment on his left foot Friday to ease discomfort from plantar fasciitis.


The 13-year veteran who has missed just three games because of injury or illness in his five Kings seasons, had a 30-minute procedure - called extra corporeal shockwave treatment - performed by Dr. Randall Sarte at Healthsouth Surgery Center in Sacramento.

The treatment consists of placing a large gel pad on the heel that releases pulsed energy.

An All-NBA defensive first-or second-team member in each of the last four seasons, Christie is expected to be sidelined for up to five weeks.

Neither Christie nor anyone from the Kings' front office could be reached for comment following the late afternoon team announcement.

Christie's foot ailed him in May during the Western Conference semifinals against the Minnesota Timberwolves, a series in which he sat out of practices or shootarounds to ease pressure on his foot. Plantar fasciitis is inflammation of the soft tissue that connects the heel bone to the toes. It can be extremely painful.

The condition bothered Kings forward Peja Stojakovic during parts of the 2001-02 and 2002-03 seasons, and it sidelined Minnesota shooter Wally Szczerbiak for 53 games last season.

Said Szczerbiak during last season's playoffs: "Plantar fasciitis, oh man, (it is) the worst. ... The only thing that heals it is rest." Christie's absence in the exhibition season allows Kings draft choices Kevin Martin and Ricky Minard more opportunities in training camp and games.

 
#38
6th said:
There is no question, at least to me, that Doug waited to have this procedure to see if the time off would allow his plantar to heal. Many times that is all it takes is rest and then strengthening exersices. Now, he has probably been working hard to get into "basketball legs" shape and, unfortunately, it flared up again.

I have been fighting the same thing, off and on, for several months. Just when I think I have licked it, my work has me on my feet for extended periods of time, and it flares up again. I now have a doctor telling my employer that I must be off my feet for awhile. Hopefully, that will work. I do not want to have the procedure, if I can help it.

The weight that I carry around exacerbates the problem (although I have lost 20 lbs since April), and I cannot imagine what it must be like for Doug to run, jump, and pound the bottom of his feet. He had trouble with this last year. Sounds like the rest just wasn't enough. :(
Alot of this has to do with what kind of shoes you are wearing. I had this problem in a real bad way and after about 3 weeks I couldn't take it anymore. I got new shoes and specially designed insoles(Dr. Scholls has some that worked) and it went away.
 

VF21

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#40
JoMama said:
Obviously DC didn't spend enough time on the Footsie Wootsies at the State Fair.
I'm not exactly sure why, but the image of Doug on the "Footsie Wootsie" strikes me as incredibly funny.

Thanks, JoMama.

 

6th

Homer Fan Since 1985
#41
Ryle said:
Alot of this has to do with what kind of shoes you are wearing. I had this problem in a real bad way and after about 3 weeks I couldn't take it anymore. I got new shoes and specially designed insoles(Dr. Scholls has some that worked) and it went away.
You are right, Ryle! I bought some 1100 series New Balance shoes with an extra set of special insoles. It helped a lot, but set me back a pretty penny. I still had to get off my feet more. Unfortunately, it can still be a very slow recovery. :(
 
#43
DING, DING, DING, we have a WINNER! I was waitng from the first post of this thread for someone to say this! You have won a free pair of Dr Scholls inserts from the good feet store, just give them confirmation code #416105213........(I'm kidding, of course, you didn't really win anything but props:) )
 
#44
i'm glad to know he got the problem fixed. cheers to a speedy recovery!!!!

i can't wait to see doug and his mini me kevin martin on the court :)
 
#46
I went to the "good feet" store up in Roseville. It is kind of a joke! The giant hump in their supposed orthotics( which they purposely go out of their way not to call orthotics) made my P.F. hurt twice as bad. :( To me it seems kinda cheesy.The hired help in the store is not any type of ortho medical person at all, just a salesperson. I did, however like the Giant Peja poster. That was about the best thing in the store as far as I was concerned. For Real orthotics and foot care please go to a real podiatrist or other ortho specialist. If not, you may be very sorry that you didn't....Plus a lot lighter in the wallet and still in pain!!!
KD
 
#47
Kingsgurl said:
http://www.nba.com/kings/

Christie Undergoes Procedure
SACRAMENTO, CA ---- Sacramento Kings guard Doug Christie underwent a successful extra corporeal shockwave procedure today to alleviate pain from plantar fasciitis in his left foot. The procedure was performed by Dr. Randall Sarte at Healthsouth Surgery Center in Sacramento. Christie is expected to return in four to five weeks


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Looks like we may be seeing quite a bit of young Mr. Martin during the pre-season.
I hope, with all do respect to Doug and what he's done for us up till now, but I hope we dont have another Billy Owens situation on our hands. This same injury killed his career.
 
#48
Circa_1985_Fan said:
I hope, with all do respect to Doug and what he's done for us up till now, but I hope we dont have another Billy Owens situation on our hands. This same injury killed his career.
hmmm. I always thought what killed Owens career was the fact he was a lazy jerk;)
 
#50
I think we can start the regular season without a couple of our main players. eventhough we have a tough start to the season, the most important thing is that everyone should be in good health as we near the end of the regular season and during the playoff.
So Christie better take as much rest as required. :cool:
 

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#51
Originally Posted by slugking50
hmmm. I always thought what killed Owens career was the fact he was a lazy jerk;)

thedofd said:
That one's hit deep. It's way back ... way back ... tell it good-bye!
You guys crack me up!!

 
#53
Circa_1985_Fan said:
Yeah, thats true, but at least before he started having foot problems, he was good for 18pts and 10reb a game.
And I'm NOT, lemme repeat that, NOT a Billy Owens apologist or fan, by any means, he gave us the finger when we drafted him.
 

Bricklayer

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#54
Circa_1985_Fan said:
Yeah, thats true, but at least before he started having foot problems, he was good for 18pts and 10reb a game.
Err...when?

His best season was 93-94 when he was 15 and 8 in G.S., and even then he was a lazy pain in the *** who suffered from weight problems and sat out games with ingrown hairs and mosquito bites.