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Partially ruptured plantar fascia

Posted by Paulette S on 11/20/03 at 15:31 (138126)

I was diagnosed with a partially ruptured plantar fascia approx 2.5 months ago after having heel pain for ~1 year (treatment with hard orthotics was unsuccessful). Was placed in a walking cast for 2 months and am now in soft orthotics and a shoe with a metal plate to prevent bending of my foot. I have been experiencing mild swelling of my foot, ankle, and leg plus considerable pain by mid-afternoon (after working). Would rest be beneficial or should I press on?? Any particular activities or movements that could potentially cause more damage??