I found this site by googling and was directed to an article about rugby players with ruptured plantar fascia after sprained ankles. That's, in a nutshell, what happened to me.
Three ligament grade 2 sprain last September; immobilized in aircast then soft cast for two months, caused massive tendinitis in my achilles and plantar fascia; much PT and stretching and it seemed better. Two days ago SNAP during martial arts training, no lateral stability anymore, bruising underneath and on the side where the medial connects, etc.
My well meaning but youthful and unknowledgeable PCP said it was probably "just a flare up" which of course it isn't since I know what flare ups feel like and they don't pop and cause me to collapse and put no weight on it. Especially not with bruising. Waiting for a referral to a specialist.
In the meantime, what the heck do I do? I can't keep ALL weight off it -- I have to work, drive, get dressed, etc., I don't have a hard cast and even if I did that's what started this whole episode to begin with. If I really tore it clear through what do I do to rebuild it? Do I need surgery? How do I avoid having this put additional pressure on my main PF that runs from my heel up to my toes, instead of just this side one that runs along the inside of my ankle?
Asked by jjcruiser - 2 answers - 8 years 5 days ago