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Saturday, February 2nd, 2013 at 2:51 pm  |  15 responses

Joakim Noah Out Indefinitely With Plantar Fasciitis


Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah is out because of plantar fasciitis in his right foot, a condition he first encountered three years ago that has apparently lingered. Noah missed last night’s game against the Brooklyn Nets, and at this point his timetable for a return is unclear. Via ESPN.com: “‘My foot is swelling (and) is bothering me,’ Noah said after the Bulls’ 93-89 loss to the Nets. ‘Plantar fasciitis is kind of coming back, so I have issues with my foot. It’s frustrating, but I’m hoping that with a little bit of rest I’ll be all right.’ Noah dealt with the condition three years ago in his left foot and knows that it is a tricky issue that can linger. ‘I know it’s hard to come back from’  he said. ‘But I’m on it a lot earlier than I was last time and I think the difference was that last time I just tried to keep fighting through it and keep fighting through it. And I’m just trying to be smart about it, because I just know that if I would have kept playing on it, even just today, I would probably have been out for a lot longer. I’m just trying to be smart.’”

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  • Irishway’s

    Damn!! this injury bug season… Is worse then the lockout season.

  • JML-G

    Josh Smith better get that all-star spot

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni Sanchez

    damn. smh

  • OneStep

    Curse of the basketballer. Had PF for two years and counting now with no sign of progress. It’s really hard to shift once you get bit by it. I really hope Noah gets through it soon.

  • Redd

    Boozer.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Gilbert/100001749589586 Mike Gilbert

    who cares we got Nazzzy muhamed

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Gilbert/100001749589586 Mike Gilbert

    def boozer over smith

  • TV63

    I don’t really care for Joakim Noah but plantar fascitis really sucks! There’s not a whole hell of alot you can do. It just nags and nags you. You can’t run and the laser surgery is a complete joke and waste of money. He’ll be plagued with this for the next 3 months unless he gets surgery. Who knows how long you are out for that. Good Luck Noah. Don’t wish this on worst enemy.

  • JML-G

    Bulls doesnt deserve two all-stars if its as many Thunder, Knicks and Spurs can get too

  • ENDS

    J.R Might make it after all

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Gilbert/100001749589586 Mike Gilbert

    they already have two….

  • JL

    I’ve got it too. Don’t even know how or when it really started. Just gotta keep stretching and stuff I think. Or see a doc which I haven’t done.

  • K_HOLIDAY

    I’m bias, but Deron shouldnt get a look here?

  • http://twitter.com/HMcalisterDiva Diva

    I have it and the only thing that has helped is wearing cowboy boots. After going through 5 months of treatment with one podiatrist who suddenly decided he needed to do surgery, I went for a second opinion. The surgery should be the last resort and I didn’t feel like the doctor had done much to help me, except give me some flimsy inserts for my shoes, tell me to wear tennis shoes all the time and 3 cortisone shots (which REALLY hurt). The next podiatrist I went to was highly recommended. He is a bit unorthodox in his treatment plans. He doesn’t like to operate unless he’s tried everything else. He told me to buy some cowboy boots. He said “Cowboy boots are like a cast you can remove each night. So, unless you want me to put a cast on your foot, get some boots and come back in two weeks to see me.” He also gave me a prescription for an anti-inflammatory. I went and bought a pair of good cowboy boots from a farm supply store and started wearing them. Seriously, it worked! My left foot is back to normal. No pain. I still have a little pain in my right foot- but the doctor has now allowed me to start doing some “gentle stretching” exercises and I can ride a stationary bike at the gym and so a little treadmill occasionally. I’d try the cowboy boots.

  • larry1301

    I also had it and a year of shots did me no good. Had the surgery 15 years ago and all is still good.

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