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.

Doctor Article – From another colleague
Academic Article – Using MRI for plantar fascial tear

To your health,
Dr. Donald Pelto