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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: Jan 12, 2012
Posted on: January 12, 2012 8:05 pm

Plantar fasciitis for Dwyane Wade?

Hey Dwayne,

Keep fighting the good fight! Let me know if you want a free pair of Orthera for your playin' shoes.

Good luck in Denver, baby! Woot!

Since: Jul 8, 2011
Posted on: January 11, 2012 4:47 am

Plantar fasciitis for Dwyane Wade?

Serious? My comment got deleted for saying Plantar Fasciitis isn't a thing you can have surgery to fix?  Conservative moderators.

Since: Oct 23, 2011
Posted on: January 10, 2012 8:30 pm

Plantar fasciitis for Dwyane Wade?

Maybe you should watch a little more basketball and you would remember Wade gets injured all the time.Howard could be a much higher scorer with the correct coaching and Orlando would never make that trade on its own,one for one.

Since: Dec 22, 2008
Posted on: January 10, 2012 5:59 pm

Plantar fasciitis for Dwyane Wade?

I too have had Plantar Fasciitis in both feet, It will linger on forever if you don't rest it completely. The only way it subsided for me was to limit everything I did standing on my feet. When you have it and describe it to people that have had it they tell you right away what it is.

When it gets bad your entire gait and the way you walk will change and it will begin to affect your back and other areas of your body negatively. If you keep placing more and more stress on it everything gets worse. Playing through this is not an option, a bruise would have likely healed up by now with a decrease in pain each and every day following the onset of first real pain in the foot. If the pain is the same or worse and it progresses upwards through the leg and foot then he might have to sit for about 2 months because he likely has plantar fasciitis. Here's the real problem with recovering from this injury, each person is different and the healing time can vary by months to over a year to fully heal. The nasty thing about this condition is, just when you think you don't have it anymore it comes roaring back. In the initial stages of having this condition everyone thinks they are fine and everything feels fine and then BAM! your screaming in agony.

The best way I can describe the pain is like having a butcher knife stabbing through your foot with each step you take. Now think, how quickly could something potentially worse happen to DWade when he's running full speed down court and jump's and land's ackwardly, he can rupture tendons in his knee or break his leg trying to fight through this condition.

We will all know soon enough if it is plantar fasciitis, Wade will keep having the same lingering problem in his foot and it will get worse. If he goes ten games at this pace and he's fine and performs to his averages then it wasn't plantar fasciitis. Only time will tell us what it really is. 

Since: Feb 9, 2008
Posted on: January 10, 2012 5:57 pm

Plantar fasciitis for Dwyane Wade?


I forgot to type this earlier and was just hurts when I take a crap too...basically this stuff hurts all the time.  I don't know how a basketball player can play with this injury.  

Since: Oct 18, 2011
Posted on: January 10, 2012 4:46 pm

Plantar fasciitis for Dwyane Wade?

I think you don't have a clue dude. Cause this team is built with DWADE. Howard is just a tall ball player that can't seem to know where he wants to be. I wouldn't trade Wade for no one. Just cause of an injury. You need to watch basketball before you make any comments. Cause you don't have a clue.

Since: Apr 28, 2010
Posted on: January 10, 2012 3:24 pm

Plantar fasciitis for Dwyane Wade?

They seem better w/o Wade.  Trade Wade for Howard and they'd be undefeated.

Comical.  The guy is top 5 in the league, when healthy, and they are better without him?  I swear I thought he hit two game winners back to back a couple of weeks ago.

Since: Nov 14, 2011
Posted on: January 10, 2012 2:55 pm

Plantar fasciitis for Dwyane Wade?

What a blow but if it is Plantar fasciitis then Wade can play through the injury and he will be fine. He just needs to get some rest in the off season to allow the injury to heel. The heat will still win the NBA championship this year no doubt and do it with ease. Most of the league teams are second tier teams and the talent on other teams are nowhere near what the heat have most of the NBA teams look like a bunch of college kids out there playing with no real NBA talent as of yet but work in progress.

Since: Feb 1, 2009
Posted on: January 10, 2012 2:41 pm

Plantar fasciitis for Dwyane Wade?

I give Bosh credit. Despite being undersized for the Center position, he's the only heat player that hasn't gotten hurt yet since coming.
Lebron-ankle, wade-foot, chalmers-shoulder, ankle, haslem-foot, Miller-finger(s), back, Jones-foot, Curry-Hip, Gladness-Forgot

Is it simply a battle of attrition this year?

Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: January 10, 2012 2:25 pm

Plantar fasciitis for Dwyane Wade?

I h8d LBJ last year.  I hated the Heat and still do but I was lucky enough to get 1st pick in my NBA laegue so I was forced to draft LBJ.  I bought the NBA package so I watch every Heat game.  LBJ is by far the ebst player in the league.  He may not be the guy you want taking the winning shot but he's who you want doing anything else.  You can get dizzy on the amount of alley oops the heat execute.  Great team to watch.  They seem better w/o Wade.  Trade Wade for Howard and they'd be undefeated.

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