Ruptured Plantar Fasciitis after years of doing what the doctor said

by Sherry
(Bluffton, SC)

It's been 5 years since the heel pain first began. The Podiatrist/Surgeon I saw for 4 years didn't recommend surgery, advising only 50% success rate.

I work splints at night for 2 years. I used ice every night. I went to physical therapy for 3 years. I bought three pairs of custom made orthotics. I bought all the shoes they recommended. I did the exercises.

Then, about a year ago, I felt the tendon snap. I could hear it snap and I felt it snap. For a few days all the pain was gone.

I went back to the Podiatrist. He said Mother Nature had done what a surgeon would have done. However, he said I would be in for problems. The bones would begin to separate, the arch would collapse, the feet would begin the fall inward, and the pain would be even worse than before.

Well, his prediction came true. I now have totally flat feet, they are falling inward, and the pain is almost unbearable. Plus the realization that this is going to be my fate for the rest of my life is almost more than I can bear.

Anyone have any solutions? Anyone have surgery under these
circumstances? Can anyone face this forever?


Joshua Answers:

Hi Sherry.

That doesn't sound fun....

Before I can really comment...

1. What tendon snapped?

Or do you mean something in the Plantar Fascia snapped?

2. Did a doctor ever diagnose you with Tendonitis or Plantar Fasciitis specifically?

See: What Is Tendonitis?

3. Did you ice regularly using the 'ice pack for 20 minutes' method?

4. Seriously your doctor doomed you to that fate, and there was no surgery option to connect anything back together?

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Nov 30, 2016
Stupid Prank may effect my life Forever
by: Chantelle

In March 2015, I was intentionally scared by a fellow co-worker...

The whole scenario caused a ruptured plantar fascia to my left foot. Not having proper medical treatment/direction lead to a year of pain & suffering (was forced to go to Urgent Care by Work Comp)

Finally got treatment & PT from Ortho docs. March 2016 had partial PF,tarsal tunnel, & Achilles tendon release...

Now it's Nov. 2016 and still experiencing pain/swelling & have 2 lumps in the arch of my left foot... This incident should never have happened but it did... Please help with advice... Thank You


Joshua Comments:

Hi Chantelle. were startled, took a bad step somehow, ruptured your plantar fascia, and doctors didn't do anything about it?

They didn't repair the tear? Instead, later, they further damaged your plantar fascia, tarsal tunnel ligament, AND achilles tendon??

Feb 08, 2011
Mine snapped too!
by: DG

The same thing happened to me a few weeks ago. The snap and then a weird feeling in my foot along with tingling. Went to the ER they said I have heel spurs and sent me home to ice it. That doesn't explain the snap I felt and heard. It feels okay if I wear shoes with good arch support but excessive use is very painful, especially the next day. I went to my PCP today. She has set me up with an MRI for Sunday and follow up with an ortho Dr. on 3/11


Joshua Comments:

Let me know what happens.

Until then, Ice Dip the $#*(&$ out of it as described on the How To Reduce Inflammation page.

What you'd find on 'The Plantar Fasciitis Treatment That Works' would be -very- helpful too.

Could be a pop meaning rip/tear, or partial rip/tear, or just a weird random pop with no actual damage but resulting in a certain pain dynamic. Just all depends. All in all, you -HAVE- to reduce inflamation that's active in there.

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