ANAHEIM, Calif. — For most of this baseball season, playing a game seemed like the furthest thing from Albert Pujols’ mind when he woke up in the morning.

The most pressing issue was how to stand on his feet and get to the bathroom.

“You almost want to pee in your bed rather than go to the bathroom,” Pujols tells USA TODAY Sports. “It’s really painful in the morning.”

The pain came from Pujols’ plantar fascia, the thick connective tissue that supports the arch of the foot from the heel toward the bones in the mid foot. When that tissue is inflamed due to overuse or small tears in the fascia, the result is the agonizingly painful condition called plantar fasciitis, which is a four-letter word to a seemingly growing number of athletes who have suffered from it in recent years.

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