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Ruptured plantar fascia

Posted by sharon on 7/11/02 at 19:07 (089505)

Dear Dr. Zuckerman:

Thank You for your timely reply. I am looking for information on a
ruptured plantar fascia. This apparently happened like a year ago
following surgery for plantar fascia. The problem is that the person
with the rupture is my sister in law Betty. She went to an orthropedic
foot specialist following the rupture. She states that she has to
'push' the plantar fascia flat to get shoes on and she has special
shoes that were prescribed for her by her orthropedist. She still has
a lot of pain and I was wondering if at this point if there are still
conservative treatments available that would help the rupture. Is
casting still an option. She is a deaf interpreter and spends a lot
of time on her feet. She works for the school district. Is there
surgery to repair a ruptured plantar fascia?

Awaiting your reply.
Thank you,
Sharon

Re: Ruptured plantar fascia

DR Zuckerman on 7/11/02 at 20:13 (089508)

Hi

The having to push the plantar fascia down to get into her shoes is strange to me. Never heard of this before. IF she still has the first arising foot pain and there is discrete pain where the plantar fascia attaches to the foot then ESWT is very effective for this problem. Describe where the pain is and when she has the pain. Is the pain in the ball of the foot, top and sides of the foot. or is it where I described

Re: Ruptured plantar fascia

DR Zuckerman on 7/11/02 at 20:13 (089508)

Hi

The having to push the plantar fascia down to get into her shoes is strange to me. Never heard of this before. IF she still has the first arising foot pain and there is discrete pain where the plantar fascia attaches to the foot then ESWT is very effective for this problem. Describe where the pain is and when she has the pain. Is the pain in the ball of the foot, top and sides of the foot. or is it where I described