Barack Obama was the 44th president of the United States from 2009 to 2017. He was the first African-American president of the United States and previously served as a US senator from Illinois from 2005 to 2008 and as an Illinois state senator from 1997 to 2004.
His relevance here is that it was reported that in 2014 that he had recurrent plantar fasciitis of his right foot. This was the biggest health problem that he had when the results of his annual medical examination was released for that year. The report also noted under medications that he occasionally took ibuprofen for the plantar fasciitis. The report was released by Dr Ronny Jackson MD who was the presidents’ doctor and the director of the White House Medical Unit. His report noted:
Musculoskeletal: Mild tenderness to palpation of the plantar surface of the right foot (consistent
with recurrent right plantar fasciitis). Remainder of musculoskeletal exam was unremarkable.
Ibuprofen. Occasional use to treat intermittent plantar fasciitis.
Obama does plays basketball regularly to maintain his fitness, so the loads associated with that could have been responsible for the plantar fasciitis.
Also of minor note in that report is that he did take Vitamin D supplements for a suspected deficiency.
The Legacy of President Obama:
One of Obama’s biggest achievements during his term was the The Affordable Care Act, which is generally called ‘Obamacare’. He signed it into law on March 23, 2010. The act represents the USA healthcare system’s most significant regulatory overhaul and reform since the enactment of Medicare and Medicaid in 1965. It allowed for a significant expansion of health care coverage.
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