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fascia tear? popping sound

Posted by Teresa Q on 8/02/03 at 12:08 (125999)

I have been to a doctor and have been treated for plantar fasciitis. everything was getting better when I shuffled quickly barefoot to close a window and felt pain and a popping sound in my left foot. What damage have I done? Is this like an operation to disconnect the fascia? Is this a good thing or have I really done permanent damage to my foot? Help!! It happened Fri nite so I can't see a doctor until Monday. I'm using ice and crutches now.

Re: fascia tear? popping sound

Dr. Z on 8/02/03 at 17:21 (126021)

Is there additional swelling , black and blue areas of the foot. This isn't the classic method to rupture the pf. Call doctor asap. Keep doing what you are doing ice , rest crutches

Re: fascia tear? popping sound

Teresa Q on 8/02/03 at 20:41 (126047)

Thank you for responding...there is no black and blue areas and just a little swelling on my arch near the heel. My heel near the arch is numb.

Re: fascia tear? popping sound

Teresa Q on 8/02/03 at 21:38 (126053)

Now I'm getting nervous...I was comparing my feet for any swelling and noticed that I can't pull my toes back as well on my injured foot...especially the little toes...also, instead of much swelling there is a white hard area near the inner arch. I really don't want to go to an emmergency room 'cause there won't be a specialist on duty and I didn't think this was that serious. Please advise.

Re: fascia tear? popping sound

Dr. Z on 8/04/03 at 18:19 (126231)

Can you see a podiatrist?

Re: fascia tear? popping sound

Teresa Q on 8/05/03 at 09:52 (126263)

Hi,
Thank you Dr. Z for your advice...I saw a podiatrist yesterday and I did tear the fascia. A black and blue area appeared yesterday morning. I was waiting to get a referral from my primary care physician because I know that she wouldn't send me to anyone that she wouldn't go to!! Unfortunately, it made for an uncomfortable weekend.
The doctor taped my heel...definitly feels better...told me to ice three times a day...no exercises...gave me a week's supply of Celebrex to see if I like it. I see him in a week and he'll give me a perscription if it's working.
He said that it will take 3-4 weeks for him to tell if this tear will result in an acute case or simply heal itself. He will then decide if I need to spend the money on orthotics. He didn't like any of my shoes that I brought to show him. He recommended running, not walking, shoes...New Balance 899-900 categories or Nike...he said that Reeboks were junk. He also told me not to wear my Birkenstocks because there wasn't enough of a heel. A friend with PF recommended Thin Comfort shoes.