Broncos quarterback, Peyton Manning, is suffering from a new injury sidelining him for the game against the Chicago Bears this weekend. Manning is battling a case of plantar fasciitis and is experiencing pain and inflammation on the bottom of his foot. The recovery timetable often varies with the recovery of plantar fasciitis, but athletes across all sports suffering the condition have noted the pain and mental anguish often associated with the injury.
The most common cause of plantar fasciitis is overpronation of the foot while walking or running. Pronation is the necessary “rolling” of the foot during the gait cycle to absorb shock. Too much pronation causes the arch to lengthen and to stress the plantar fascia. On the other hand, high rigid arches that underpronate have poor shock absorbing capability and the plantar fascia (and Achilles tendon) becomes tight.
Treatment options for Manning's injury and others suffering from plantar fasciitis include: ice, arch support through an insert and fitting for proper footwear. The use of the Strassburg sock and KT tape can also aid in the healing of this injury.
In the meantime, the Broncos will shift their focus to Osweiler who faces the Bears on Sunday.