The list of those who experience the pain of plantar fasciitis is extensive, but did you know that it includes A-list celebrities like Angelina Jolie and Paris Hilton to star athletes like Olympic runner Ryan Hall?
Here are just five famous athletes who have suffered from plantar fasciitis.
- Peyton Manning
NFL football player Peyton Manning was a star quarterback for the Indianapolis Colts and is a two-time Super Bowl winner. In 2015 during a game against the Kansas City Chiefs, Manning suffered a tear to his plantar fascia when he played for the Denver Broncos. The injury kept him off the field for six weeks, but he was able to treat his symptoms through icing the injury and with the aid of physical therapy and return to his sport in early 2016.
- Shaquille O’Neal
Shaquille O’Neal of the Los Angeles Lakers was forced to spend time off the court in 2001 due to a painful fight with plantar fasciitis. He was able to recover by resting his plantar fascia and is wears orthotics to relieve the pain of plantar fasciitis and other foot pain.
- Stephanie Catley
Stephanie Catley is an Australian soccer player who participated in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. During a match in 2015, Catley injured her plantar fascia on the field. With the aid of resting and icing her plantar fascia as well as undergoing physical therapy, Catley was able to recover by resting, icing her platnar fascia, and undergoing plantar fascia, and she went on to play in the 2016 Olympic games with the Matildas.
- Albert Pujols
Pro baseball player Albert Pujols of the Los Angeles Angels was forced to sit out of several games due to his painful plantar fasciitis. Though he attempted to find relief with non-operative measures, he found the pain of his plantar fasciitis to be too much. Pujols was added to a disability list following plantar fasciitis surgery in 2015.
- Ryan Hall
Ryan Hall is an American long-distance runner and Olympic marathoner who raced in the 2008 summer Olympics in Beijing. In 2012, Hall dropped out of the New York Marathon due to debilitating plantar fasciitis pain. Stretching and the use of night splints helped him to find some relief, but the pain was enough to keep him from running in the 2012 London Olympic Games.
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