Tuesday, January 10th, 2012 at 9:40 am  |  16 responses

Dwyane Wade Thinks He Might Have Plantar Fasciitis

Dwyane Wade’s injured left heel isn’t healing as quickly as he’d hoped, and the Heat superstar guard theorizes that he might have the dreaded plantar fasciitis condition. Per the Miami Herald: “Wade’s foot injury, more serious than initially believed, is taking time to heal. He is questionable for both Tuesday’s game against Golden State and Wednesday’s game against the Clippers. ‘I would love for it to be [Tuesday],’ Wade said of his return. ‘I would love for it to be Wednesday. I don’t know. I’m just trying to be smart. I wanted to play the other night against New Jersey. If it was up to me, I would have played, but in Miami we make sure we all come together and put our heads together and see what’s the best for the team and for the player.’ Wade, who said his game status is ‘hour to hour; minute to minute,’ is clearly frustrated with his slow progress and the mysterious pain in his left heel. More disconcerting is the root of the problem. Wade couldn’t offer an exact ailment but didn’t rule out plantar fasciitis. ‘It’s just hurting,’ Wade said. ‘It could be three different things. It could be [plantar fasciitis], a bruise … maybe it’s a combination of the two. I don’t know. I just know it’s in the area of plantar fascia. I know it’s bruised as well. Whatever it is, it’s just taking its course, taking its time to get healthy.’”

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  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    Bet on Dwyane returning for the Laker game in Miami on January 19th….the same night the Heat play their first game in the new Black and White uniforms.

  • Justin G.

    Maybe if it’s not plantar fasciitis he will but if he is…you never can tell with that injury

  • Justin G.

    “he” supposed to be “it”

  • tomtom

    I had it, it’s not too difficult to play with to be honest. A bit of deep tissue massage and heat before game time and ice and stretching after the game.

  • JR

    @tomtom …you’re probably right…to a certain extent. But when you’re playing 66 games in 120 days, those therapies might not work so well.

  • Fat Lever

    How old is Wade, he’s close to pushing 30, right?

  • jimmythesaint67

    PF is often a combination of stress from overtraining & too high heel position – heel lifts in Jordans!? .. get some barefoot work in, iron the soles of feet with frozen bottle/tin, train glutes proper and fix up look sharp

  • Honduran

    Hmmm.. Could his new fly wade 2′s be part of the reason? Remember he changed to his fly wade 1′s the last few
    Games he played till he ended up sitting out.

  • Maniac

    Lol Kobe would play with it….

  • http://juan.garcia@computershare.com Marcelus Wallace

    I know Kobe… and this mopho in Miami ain’t no Kobe

  • Jer dawg

    It’s the shoes, Dwyane. Those little air pockets and forefoot air that Jordan brand constantly uses isn’t cutting it anymore.
    Why hasn’t he gotten official confirmation of his injury by a doctor?

  • http://redoftoothandclaw.ca/ niQ

    Noo! There goes my fantasy squad..

  • ClydeSays

    I hope not for his sake. I’ve had it & it hurt like hell just to walk, nevermind running & jumping. If it’s a mild case, he can probably get past it with treatment…

  • stlheatmaniac

    i got dat shyt now and it hurts like a b**ch!!! every morning i wake up and if feel like somebody beat my foot wit a hammer while i was sleep. i hope he letting it heal up cause the Clippers gonna need to see wat a real big 3 look like ya dig

  • tomtom

    @JR good point, also I guess being as explosive as he is may take more toll on the body.

  • http://kurufootwear.com checkoutKURU

    Dwyane should get himself a pair of Kuru shoes. They’ve helped many with plantar fasciitis. They should help get him back on the court ASAP.