Pau Gasol Undergoes The FAST Techinque To Aid Plantar Fascitis

Pau Gasol Is Getting FAST Because He Was Too Slow

5/8/13 in NBA   |   natsaar   |   160 respect

Apr 28, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers power forward Pau Gasol (16) grabs a rebound against the San Antonio Spurs in game four of the first round of the 2013 NBA playoffs at the Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY SportsThere were a lot of comments last season about Pau Gasol and athletic-related issues, whether it was Coach Mike D’Antoni saying the big man wasn’t the same, or Gasol admitting to his lessened athleticism.
 
Then Gasol tore his plantar fascia, after dealing with tendonitis.
 
Now, the Spaniard will undergo the FAST Technique which, according to the Lakers, “uses a probe inserted into the knee which directs ultrasonic energy to eliminate scar tissue without damaging healthy tissue.”
 
FAST stands for Fasciotomy and Surgical Tenotomy, and it treats pain in the fascia and tendons in the feet, knees, elbows and shoulders. The 30 minute treatment has a usually quick recovery time since it’s minimally invasive.
 
The fact that the Lakers are doing this so quickly possibly speaks to their intentions to keep Gasol so they can rehab him quickly. 
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