Today, I want to tell you how to treat and what’s going on if you feel a severe sharp pain in the arch of your foot or under the heel of your foot, and this is usually a condition called ‘rupture of the plantar fascia’. This is the plantar fascia right here, it runs from your heel to your toe, and sometimes, for no particular reason, you can step down, often in a jumping or running sport, and all of a sudden you feel this sharp severe pain in the bottom of your foot. It’s like someone shot you down there. And what’s probably happening.
Is that you’ve ruptured either the entire fascia or a portion of the fascia. Sometimes you just tear a few of those fibers, but it can be really painful. The treatment for this injury is to support the fascia and take all of the pressure off of it. Sometimes we have to keep you on crutches for a couple weeks. Almost always, we need to put you in a walking boot, initially. Inside that walking boot, we’re going to use an arch support to stop that arch from going down and take as much tension off of that fascia.
As possible. The good thing about this injury is almost 100 of patients will see complete resolution of symptoms. There was a 2004 study of patients that had this problem, and they showed that within 26 weeks, essentially 100 of patients had relief of the symptoms, but even within nine weeks, most patients were back to full activity. But, it does require proper treatment, so this is probably something you should see a doctor about. If you’re in our area, make an appointment to see us. Tell them you think you injured the bottom of your foot, and my.