Facial tears

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Fascia & Fascia Tears: The Nitty Gritty Of It

The Basic Anatomy: Talking of the foot the fascia found here is known as Plantar Fascia, a thickened band of ligament found at the bottom surface of the foot. It originates at the heel bone and runs all along the longitudinal axis of the foot and up to the “ball of the foot”.

The Function:  Normally, the Plantar Fascia is elastic in nature and provides support to the foot-arch and foot bones. This tough band is responsible for maintaining stability of the entire foot and thus, helps in propping up the entire body weight. It also serves to tighten and keep taut the longitudinal foot to toe while walking or running.

The Function:  Normally, the Plantar Fascia is elastic in nature and provides support to the foot-arch and foot bones. This tough band is responsible for maintaining stability of the entire foot and thus, helps in propping up the entire body weight. It also serves to tighten and keep taut the longitudinal foot to toe while walking or running.

The Anomaly: Plantar Fascia tear actually denotes to a rip or rupture in the tough ligament, giving rise to either ‘partial rupture’ or ‘complete rupture’. Putting it straight Plantar Fascia ruptures are extremely painful to the extent that a suffering person may be rendered almost disabled to even stand up erect, let alone walk or carry weight.

Factors Leading To Fascia Tears

  • Obesity is of the prime factors of Plantar Fascia tears in recent times.
  • Overuse, i.e. continuous and repetitive usage of the feet during walking or running produces undue strain over the fibrous band in due course.
  • Strenuous, high impact workout or other physical activities without sufficient pauses exert overpressure, causing its tear.
  • Anatomically abnormal foot shapes such as Flat Foot or High Arched Foot that have to be compensated by the Plantar Fascia ligament for normal gait causes its gradual weakening and loosening, and eventually its rupture.
  • Unsuitable footwear, too, is a cause of arousing such a condition, though realized by a few.
  • Plantar Fascia tears developing out of the ageing process is quite normal and conventional, though it requires the same level of supervision, treatment and care.

Plantar Fascia Tears: The Signs & Symptoms

  • Simple inflammation of the band that is known as Plantar Fasciitis
  • Intense heel pain signifying a tear or rip in the band
  • Early morning localized pain along the foot arch
  • Acute wave of pain upon altering the posture from sitting to standing
  • Occurrence of a swelling at the bottom of the foot in acute cases

Plantar Fascia Tears: The Treatment & Healing Process

The Objective: Plantar Fascia tears are not generally considered an injury to be repairable using surgical procedure. It usually heals quite well naturally while any surgical entrée might only worsen the situation. The all-by-itself natural healing process usually requires 12-18 weeks for complete recuperation until routine activities have been resumed. The basic aims of such fascia tears treatment is to subsidize the generated pain & discomfort, allow ample rest to the foot and its arch to help in the fascia reconstruction and gradually shifting the patient to gentle stretching & limited, supported walking. Complete resumption of normal activities, especially by athletes, can take up to several months at stretch.

The Self-treatment Process: Although self-treatment is not advisable in such rupture incidents, certain measures to pacify the painful injury can be taken as emergency means until a specialized medical aid can be sought. It should be noted that domestic procedures can only suffice 2-3 weeks after which medical evaluation & supervision becomes imperative. The self-treatment procedure may include the utility of one or more of the following orthotic supportive tools that provide relief from pain and inflammation on temporary basis till a time that a dedicated foot and ankle care clinic or center is visited for further assistance.

  • Wearing a walking boot with rigid sole
  • Using a well-supportive arch support that is high & rigid
  • Wearing Plantar Fascia sleeve to reduce pressure on the torn ligament
  • Whenever necessary, using a shoe balancer to keep the body even & straight

The Clinical Treatment Process: Several rehab centers in New York like Advance Foot and Ankle Solutions that we operate offer a vast array of treatment methodologies to completely do away with the inflamed sole and the resulting pain & soreness.

For the evaluation part ultrasound, X-ray and MRI come in real handy for precise diagnosis of the condition. For the treatment phase medical laser and the Graston Technique have proved to be highly effective & productive for speedy recovery to regain normal mobility.