Many people struggle with plantar fasciitis. It is one of the most common ailments that we deal with in the office. However, what happens when your plantar fascia produces a tear and you have to treat it? A tear is usually diagnosed with an MRI and the only way of treating it is rest. One way of staying off the foot is with a roll-about walker to take the pressure off the foot.
This is a good idea one of my patients is using. But you may want to know how long it will take to heal. If it was a bone we could say it would take about 6-8 weeks but unfortunately with a tear of the plantar fascia it may take longer.
I have a patient now who doesn’t have any pain when walking but when running she has more pain. This can be very frustrating for those suffering with a tear. Here are some helpful websites to learn more about plantar fascia tear that is different than plantar fasciitis.
To your health,
Dr. Donald Pelto