Plantar Fascia Strain- If you have severe pain in your arch after a fall or injury, you may have a fascia strain or rupture! Find out what to do NOW!!!!
The Plantar fascia is a ligament can essentially be thought of as a continuation from the Achilles tendon across the bottom of the foot into the front of the foot. A big fall onto the foot may result in a plantar fascia strain that may be extremely tender and bruised for a period of time until it heals. The plantar fascia strain should be treated like any other muscle tendon or ligament injury. It should be iced, elevated and most importantly – Rested!
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It can usually take two to three weeks for a plantar fascia strain to begin to heal, it is a good idea to rest for the first few days until the inflammation settles down and then you can start gradual motion as tolerated. Be careful not to push harder and rupture the plantar fascia!
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