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Help with post plantar fascia rupture problem

Posted by Barko on 7/29/05 at 19:39 (179461)

Drs. I ruptured my plantar fascia on my left foot in Oct of last year. I wore a cast for 5/6 weeks and then returned to my normal activities, work and light exercise. Soon I was in alot of pain and my Ortho injected my heel this time from the side. My problem is that now I have all the same symptoms again, pain and burning in my arch, a funny 'popping' feeling that I get with each step right under my arch and also quite a bit of pain on the top of my foot. I didnt feel it Pop like I did the first time when I fell. Could I have ruptured it again? I have another Dr. appt with a Pod and wonder what I should be looking for from him? My work requires that I'm on my feet for extended periods. I would of never thought before this happened to me how totally disabilitating this is.

Kathy

Re: Help with post plantar fascia rupture problem

Dr. Z on 7/29/05 at 20:47 (179464)

Hi
It does sound like another rupture. Stay away from the local steriod injections You will probaby need an MRI. Were you place in biomechanical orthosis

Re: Help with post plantar fascia rupture problem

Kathy B. on 7/29/05 at 21:04 (179466)

Thanks Dr.Z for your quick response. I'm sorry but I'm not sure what a biomechanical orthosis is? Do you mean orthotics? I was casted for new orthotics since the rupture last oct. I was supposed to get them in a few weeks. Don't worry about the injection, This last one hurt so much that I actually thought I was going to pass out. I have had several in that foot and they all hurt but this one was very bad. No more of that. It only helps for a little while anyways, then its worse.

Kathy

Re: Help with post plantar fascia rupture problem

Dr. Z on 7/29/05 at 22:43 (179472)

Yes orthosis/ Local steriod injections can contribute to ruptures. Avoid them

Re: Help with post plantar fascia rupture problem

Veronica O on 7/31/05 at 01:19 (179508)

I heard and felt a pop or tear today. I have plantar fasciitis and now... after the tear/pop my foot is bruising and I can't put weight on it and I feel a lump on the bottom of my heel. The side of my foot is also sweeling and it's extremely painful. Can I please have your thoughts on this whenever you get the chance? Thank you for your time.