Julius Peppers has been playing through plantar fasciitis

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According to Vaughn McClure of the Chicago Tribune, Bears defensive end Julius Peppers has been dealing with plantar fasciitis.

“The seven-time Pro Bowl defensive end has plantar fasciitis, although Peppers politely declined to reveal which foot is ailing, if not both. The condition contributed to the team’s decision to give him scheduled days off during training camp,” wrote McClure.

In case you’re wondering what plantar fasciitis is , just read the description below provided by the National Center for Biotechnology Information.

Plantar fasciitis is inflammation of the thick tissue on the bottom of the foot. This tissue is called the plantar fascia. It connects the heel bone to the toes and creates the arch of the foot.

Plantar fasciitis is a painful thing to play through, but it can be done, especially if the person gets special padding put in their shows.