Peyton Manning’s Plantar Fasciitis Recovery Helps Broncos to Victory

Manning---Inner Peyton Manning is back! The fan favorite quarterback of the Denver Broncos has apparently made a full recovery following an injury to his left foot, making it through Sunday’s game without any issues. The Broncos were able to pull off a 23-16 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers, overcoming a halftime deficit to win the playoff game.

Manning’s plantar fascia incurred a tear near the heel in a November 8 loss to the Indianapolis Colts. Since the injury, Manning has missed seven starts and six full games. He jumped in on the second half of the January 3 game against the Chargers. Manning jogged onto the field to a standing ovation, taking over for teammate Brock Osweiler.

Injuries to the plantar fascia hurt athletic performance

The plantar fascia is the thick band of connective tissue stretching from the toes to the heel. Injuries to the plantar fascia are common in football and other sports that require quick acceleration and directional change. Both full tears and microtears can cause a lot of pain and seriously inhibit athletic performance.

“Plantar fasciitis can be quite debilitating,” says Dr. Bob Baravarian, Chief of Podiatric Surgery at Santa Monica UCLA Medical Center. “I would suggest taping of the foot in such a case during games to protect the foot and stay away from numbing the foot for games as it can cause a worse injury. Peyton is essential to the team during the playoffs and should be able to continue to play with an orthotic and taping of the foot.”

Manning’s torn plantar fascia impacted his planting during throws. In his first start since the game on November 15, Manning played it safe and the Broncos’ strategy paid off. Although Manning did not throw a single touchdown pass or interception, he completed 21 of 37 passes for a total of 222 passing yards in the game.

Tears of the plantar fascia cause inflammation, and typically present with pain that worsens over time if the ligament is not given enough time to rest. Most plantar fascia tears require 6-8 weeks of rehab time.

Manning---Inner2Broncos hopeful for a full recovery

Coach Gary Kubiak sounded confident that Manning’s foot troubles are coming to a close, and that the potential to have “a really big game” is on the horizon. Manning himself said that he “felt fine throughout the whole night.”

Kubiak expects that Manning will be practicing full-force in preparation for this Sunday’s AFC Champs game against the New England Patriots.

The physicians at University Foot and Ankle Institute are nationally recognized experts in the treatment of plantar fasciitis. For more information on plantar faciitis, or any other foot and ankle conditions, we encourage you to call us at (877) 989-9110 or visit us at www.footankleinstitute.com.

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