According to manager Charlie Manuel catcher Carlos Ruiz is battling plantar fasciitis. The 33 year old woke up several weeks ago during a series against the Los Angeles Dodgers and felt the stabbing pain in his heels. Right now Ruiz is playing about half of the games for the Phillies.
Recently Ruiz pinch-hit against the Milwaukee Brewers wearing sneakers instead of cleats.
Ruiz says that the pain is subsiding, but at its peak it was "a knife in the back of my foot." He is receiving treatment and performing different kinds of stretches in an attempt to improve. The Phillies have not placed him on a disabled list, which is a good sign.
2012 has been Ruiz's year. He is batting the best of his career, .343, with 14 home runs, 56 RBIs, and was named to the All-Star team for the first time.
While Ruiz sits, Erik Kratz is being used- backup Brian Schneider is on the DL with an ankle sprain.
If you are experiencing heel pain, call our Rocky Hill or Middletown office to make an appointment.
Jeffrey S. Kahn, DPM
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Heel Pain Doctor in CT
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