Re: I feel bad for Rondo
posted at 3/18/2011 10:41 AM EDT
Pud, I'm starting to worry about your mental health. First you were thinking that you were a psychiatrist, now you believe that you are a medical doctor.
Since you obviously know nothing about plantar fasciitis, I suggest that you keep quiet and learn something from those who do. Having lived with PF for almost a year, and read everything about that I could find, I have some knowledge of the subject.
PF, as JayShizzle remarked above, doesn't necessarily get worse by playing on it. It's extremely painful, but if you can stand the pain, you can play. It does, however, sometimes get worse, then somewhat better, then worse, etc. There doesn't appear to be any rhyme or reason for the ups and downs.
Rondo's play has been somewhat up and down more than normal all season, but in the last couple of weeks it has significantly worsened. My own case was somewhat similar. After the onset of PF, I was still able to play tennis, despite the pain, for several months, without it's getting worse, but I wasn't able to play all out. Then, it suddenly did get worse, and I couldn't play at all. Walking across a room, even with the boot on, was agony. I tried the boot and rest for several months, but the condition didn't improve. Then I took cortisone, tried acupuncture, and did physical therapy. During all that, I was still wearing the boot night and day. After six months, the condition started to get better. After about three months of improvement, I was able to start moving around a bit on the tennis court,using a ball machine. Eventually, I was able to resume playing - all together, it was about a year of pain.
Anyone who has ever suffered from PF will tell you that the pain severely diminishes what you can do. Even playing pick-up basketball at the local Y would be unthinkable for a normal person. From what I've read, and gone through myself, Rondo's ability to play with the pain of PF is remarkable.