New York Giants players have had some difficulty with injuries to the plantar fascia.
Just recently, New York Giants cornerback Aaron Ross suffered a partial tear of his plantar fascia in his right foot. The plantar fascia is a band of tissue that helps give support to the arch of the foot. It attaches from the bottom of the heel to the toes. I read about his mishap in an article from ESPN.com
and APP.com(The Associated Press). Ross injured his right foot during a pre-season game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on August 21. Ross was placed into a cast for about a week. Last year he suffered a hamstring injury while in camp that caused him to miss four games. Since Ross' injury he has been making great progress. He now wears orthotics, gets a different tape job and has a cushion placed under his heel.
Just this week I had a patient whose MRI showed that she has a partial tear of her plantar fascia, which I placed her into a walking cast and suggested orthotics.
Also, in October 2009 another Giants player Eli Manning was diagnosed with plantar fasciitis.