Plantar Fascia Rupture
Usually occurs during propulsion when toes are dorsiflexed – usually notice a ‘pop’ or ‘snap’ inability to bear weight.
Painful at rupture site and on hallux dorsiflexion; some swelling.
Non-surgical. Non-weightbearing cast for 2 weeks weightbearing in form shoe and orthoses and physical therapy
Recovery can be long.
Plantar fascia may be less flexible increased risk for plantar fasciitis use orthoses long term.
Deliberate Rupture of Plantar Fascia to Treat Plantar Fasciitis