The Best Products For My Plantar Fasciitis

I have had terrible foot and heel pain for over two years now, I was diagnosed with Plantar Fasciitis and underwent several weeks of physical therapy, this got me back on my feet but the pain never went away.

Almost two months ago I ordered several of your products hoping I could get some relief for this pain...wow did it work! After activities I use the Freezie wrap, several times a day the Inferno wrap and at least three times a day Ultrasound, finally I sleep with the Night Splint with Tread.

I am no longer afraid to step out of bed in the morning and am able to once again exercise normally. Thank you for these great products!

Rating: Five Star Rating

Guy C, Fort Lauderdale FL


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Noticeable Decrease in Plantar Fasciitis Pain with Inferno, Freezie and Ultrasound

I have plantar fasciitis, which began over 20 years ago and has gotten progressively worse. I stand for prolonged periods of time, often 5-8 hrs a day as a fine arts painter.

I have spent approximately $1000 for various custom made inserts, tried several types of expensive shoes supposedly designed for plantar fasciitis, had two sessions of physical therapy at different clinics, sought treatment with a podiatrist who mainly wanted to do an expensive surgical procedure and offered no other treatment than more inserts. None really successful.

After about 2hrs researching plantar fasciitis on Google, I decided to try MendMeShop. After about two weeks of adherence to the treatment plan outlined by MendMeShop there was a noticable decrease in pain and I am well pleased with the results so far. If improvement continues at the present rate I should be pain free before years end.

Rating: Five Star Rating

David Farmer, Kentucky


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More Plantar Facts:

The plantar fascia supports the arch of the foot in carrying the weight of the body.


Approximately 90% of women and 40% of men with plantar fasciitis are overweight.


It frequently affects athletes, people who are on their feet all day and those over 40 years of age.


Among professional athletes, plantar fasciitis is one of the 5 most common foot and ankle injuries.


If left untreated the condition could become chronic and can lead to a host of other issues.


Most sufferers are able to overcome the pain with non-invasive therapy.


Night splints prevent contraction and stretch your plantar fascia while you sleep to help with pain.


Treatment includes avoiding the activity, icing the inflammation, gently stretching and warming the area.


Ultrasound can speed plantar fasciitis recovery significantly.

 

I was hesitant to purchase the dorsal night splint since I thought that it would be awkward to sleep with, but with a limited budget I decided to purchase the splint and the freeze wrap for treating plantar fascitis. Within less than 2 weeks I noticed that I could walk without pain when I got up in the morning! This was amazing, since it usually took several minutes of severe limping before I could walk normally in the past. I just did a trip with my husband where we walked on hiking trails for up to 5 miles each day and my foot did just fine. I was amazed that I could do all this with only 2 weeks of treatment!

Rating: Five Star Rating

Sandy Kubillus


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I thank the One Above for having your website befall on me. My Inferno Wrap is absolutely perfectly designed, and absolutely perfectly works as advertised. My first-20 minute treatment tells it all: My Inferno Wrap, from the get-go, provided complete relief, and unquestionable will keep doing the same on the other parts of my injured body. My Inferno Wrap: Just Perfect. Period. Also, thank you for your patience, as I unloaded my many questions on you. Regards, and Best of Success, Bruce

Rating: Five Star Rating

Bruce Ratner


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I have been using the inferno wrap for about 3 weeks now and the results are outstanding. I could feel relief after the first use of the inferno wrap. About 2 years ago the doctor told me I had plantar fasciitis and heel spurs. The heel of my feet hurt so badly, I could hardly walk. Getting out of bed in the mornings was pain beyond belief. I would hold on to the bed railings to take a step. After going to the doctors and getting cortizone injections, ordering custom made insoles, exercises, taping my arch, and therapy, my feet were still hurting. I stopped the doctor visits for lack of relief. I was paying out so much money with no results. Not knowing what else to do, I prayed and asked God to show me what I could do to get releif. I came across the mend me website and read the entire article on foot problems and the products. What it said made so much sense to me. I felt it would be the right thing for me. I love the way it talks about the body and explain how it should work. What really drew me the most and encouraged me to order was: the site said your body was designed to heal itself. I am a firm believer in organic healing and avoiding medication and surgery whenever possible. When I read about the blood flow I was sold on the product. I know that blood is the life of the body. When I wear the inferno wrap I don't want to take it off. It gives relief and warmth right where it hurts. I will be ordering other products for the feet as well. Thanks for the information you give on each part of the body. I have referred your website to several people for different ailments.

Rating: Five Star Rating

Yolanda Oliver


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I had a very painful torn plantar fascia where it inserts into the heal. Basically I twisted my foot coming down the steps and then had to downsize from a larger house to a smaller house. I was on my feet everyday after work for a month to move which made the tear worse. Then I got misdiagnosed by my doctor who ordered no testing.. I was in agony until I found the mend me shop website. I ordered the plantar inferno wrap and have used it religiously every morning and evening and noticed a gradual improvement immediately. It also feels nice and toasty on my foot. I did finally go to the podiatrist and was in a CAM Boot for 10 weeks, along with my inferno wrap use. I know that the inferno wrap works because I felt no improvement until I started using it. I highly recommend this product for anyone suffering from plantar fascia pain or injury. I would say I am about 80% healed and continue to use this great product--and my physical therapist approves and has encouraged me to continue to use the product.

Rating: Five Star Rating

Mary Wood


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I can tell you since using the products that I am not totally as of yet without heel pain yet I can say I am not having the excruciating pain I was experiencing for several months prior to ordering the products. My favorite is the inferno wrap and I use it daily to reduce the pain in my heel. I logged in today and created an account with mendmeshop and wrote a review of the inferno wrap and the WOW service I experienced in talking with you Friday.

Rating: Five Star Rating

Christi Adams


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I wanted to write and extend my thanks for having such a great product! I have been suffering from Plantar Fasciitis for over two years. My Podiatrist had given me all the Steroid shots he was willing to do and said that surgery was the only option left. After just 7 days of treatment with your products, the swelling is almost all gone. The intense pain has subsided substantially. I can already go most of a whole day without even thinking about (or feeling) the intense pain. I'm keeping up the therapy and have a lot of confidence that in a month or two, I can resume my life as usual again! Thanks again!! A very satisfied customer, Dave Stanfield Texas USA

Rating: Five Star Rating

DAVE STANFIELD


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Hello Tanya, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for providing me with such great products. I am a 43 year old male that enjoys playing Basketball, jogging and other competitive sports. Over the last few years i have had the misfortune of having to deal with Plantar Fasciitis. Hopefully, with the aid of your products I can continue to play hard, even well into my golden years. I would definitely recommend your products to anyone who may be dealing with Plantar Fasciitis. P.S. I would also like to extend a special thanks to your great Customer Service team.

Rating: Five Star Rating

David Burgos


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Dear Paul, I wanted to e-mail you and let you know how things are going. In your last e-mail to me you made a very profound statement that I had never heard before. I have been to several doctors over the past 10 years and not any one of them ever told me that snapping hip syndrome was a manifestation of short leg syndrome. I truly think that many of my problems are layers that have had to have been slowly peeled away to find out what the problem is that is causing each and every one of them. I thought about the statement that you made and I applied it. Several years back I had a chiropractor tell me that I had short leg syndrome and that I had fallen arches in my right foot and leg. He ordered me an orthotic and a lift to make up the difference. My foot hurt all the time and my right hip hurt all the time and so I stoppd wearing them. A few years later I discovered that I had a bad right ovary. Once I had a doctor that agreed that it was bad and removed it and all that pain went away I was left with my right foot hurting. I found arch supports that made that better but then I had the bursitus and snapping hip syndrome symptoms. No Doctor knew what to do for me and basically tried to give me pain medication to cover it up. I don't want to cover anything up. I want to find the root of the problem and treat it. So, I got to thinking about your statement. (I know it seems like I am going around this same tree, but I will get there) My thought was that because of the pain I was suffering from my ovary, maybe with that all gone I should try the lifts again and see what happens. I am telling you...that one little statement you made took care of my bursitis and my snapping hip syndrome. I am no longer suffering from any of that. I am sleeping well at night. Thank you for your statement. You just don't know how much that has meant to me. You don't know me, you have never met me but you literally saved the quality of my life. It took me a few days after I read your e-mail to put two and two together so to speak but it was worth trying again. Thank you so much.

Rating: Five Star Rating

Vickie Wilkins


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I, Judy Byrne bought this (Inferno Plantar Wrap) for my son Chris. I have one and just love it! He loves his too. He says he can really tell the difference after refereeing 2 ball games. I haven't been to the foot doctor for almost 2 years, I owe it all to the inferno wrap!

Rating: Five Star Rating

Judy Ann Byrne


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This is Rob Long - Melissa's husband. I wanted to write another review and rave about the Inferno Wrap. I received both the cold and hot wraps last week. After using the wraps about 6 times now i can already tell a big difference with the soreness. You guys are the best!!! I also last year purchased the hot wrap & cold wrap for my planter injury this injury has healed 100%!!!

Rating: Five Star Rating

ROB LONG


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Dear Mend Me Shop, I was suffering from the beginning stage of plantar fasciitis and the freezie ice compression and the inferno wrap were a great help to me! The pain and inflammation is gone and if it creeps back up, I use the products for about 30 min each and it takes care of it! I have already recommended it to family members that also have plantar fasciitis. Sincerely, Lara

Rating: Five Star Rating

Lara Lenard


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The cool wrap (Plantar Freezie) and the heat wrap (Plantar Inferno) is working. I am much better and thanks so much.

Rating: Five Star Rating

Gaylon Parnell


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Thank you to Paul and to Darren for your follow-up emails after my product purchase of 3-11-13. I followed your suggestion of trying the products for 60 days. I am happy to advise you that I am now able to walk normally again without any pain. I still use the night splint but now only use the freezie or inferno wraps if my foot feels tired or sore.

Rating: Five Star Rating

Pam Smith


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At the end of the 2009 school year, (I'm a teacher) I developed plantar fasciitis in my right foot. I remember literally being in agony the last day of school and calling my orthopedic surgeon for an emergency appointment. He saw me, prescribed ice, supportive shoes, and offered to give me a shot of corticosteroid. He informed me that the shot might help but it also might make it worse! Needless to say, with that comment, I passed on the shot. I was really having a hard time with the pain. I began to search on the internet to find out all I could about plantar facsciitis and possible regimens to follow to aleviate my problem.. One site led to another and I finally found MendMeShop. MendMeShop offered a foot wrap that sounded like the perfect way to ice my foot. The plantar Freezie gel pack didn't freeze solid and the wrap molded perfectly to my foot. It certainly beat a tub full of hard ice! The condition is now gone from my right foot. I routinely exercise fairly vigorously including jogging on the treadmill. I would never have been able to do that last summer!

Rating: Five Star Rating

Caroline Withers


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Advanced Treatments for
Plantar Plate Tears


How to Use Superior Home Treatments to
Heal & Relieve Pain from Plantar Plate Injuries!

 

You might be suffering from Plantar Plate Tears if:

  • You have sharp pain right under your second toe, in the ball of your foot.
  • You feel a burning pain that shoots into the affected toe when walking or running.
  • Your toe may appear to be out of alignment with the other toes.
  • You have swelling and redness on the top of your foot.
  • You may feel as if you are 'walking on the bones of your foot'.

If you suffer from pain under your toe you might have plantar plate tear

If any of those statements are true for you or you're suffering from on-going pain under your toe(s) or at the front of your foot then you might have a "Plantar Plate Tear". It's an injury that's not commonly heard of - people are more likely to understand that they might have plantar fasciitis, tendonitis or some other injury in their foot.

Many people don't know that a plantar plate tear is a very real injury affecting the soft tissue and bone(s) in your toes. It can happen to anyone who regularly puts a lot of pressure on the front of their foot.

Plantar Plate Tears is one of those injuries that can really bring down the quality of your life. Anyone - young or old - can suffer from this injury, and if you're active this condition will keep you from doing the things you love to do. It will even start interrupting any of your normal daily tasks and make living life harder than it really needs to be.

how did I tear my plantar plate?

Fortunately for you, professional athletes have had access to state of the art treatment therapies for years that allow them to heal more quickly and completely than you or I. This is why athletes that have a serious plantar plate tear can often get back in the game in a matter of weeks while you could suffer for months or even years (in chronic cases).

With some breakthrough products we have engineered, professional treatment is now available to anyone who needs it.

Plantar Plate tears can happen to anyone, not just professional athletes. Right now, there are thousands of doctors and physical therapists dealing with patients that require a solution to treat their plantar plate tears fast and heal it (where possible). If you want to be proactive about properly addressing your plantar plate tear, speak to your doctor about adding to your treatment with AidMyPlantar's system utilizing BFST® and ColdCure Technology®.

The AidMyPlantar therapeutic at-home healing system gives you:

  • Products that are approved by the FDA for use in the hospital or at home.
  • quick get plantar plate pain under control with a Freezie wrap
  • A cold compression Freezie Wrap® that relieves pain, inflammation and swelling fast with consistent cold temperatures that WON'T reach temperatures so low that it causes cryoburn (like ice or blue gel packs full of anti-freeze and chemicals).
  • Food-grade, non-toxic gel packs that can be chilled in the fridge or freezer.
  • An Inferno Wrap® with deeply penetrating Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy into the bottom of your toes around your plantar plate (unlike other methods that just heat your skin - like hot water bottles, hot baths, etc.)
  • Medical-grade, soft, plush, neoprene wraps that meet ISO 10993 bio-compatibility testing - providing the safest product for cold compression and Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy treatment.


Trying to Treat Plantar Plate Tears?
We Have Answers that can Help...



The goal of this webpage is to give people hope that there are medically proven conservative treatments available for plantar plate tears or post surgery recovery. There is a lot of conflicting information posted online and we make it a priority to separate the fact from fiction.

We're available to take your call 7 days a week - Monday to Friday between 8:00am and 9:00pm (EST) plus Saturday & Sunday between 11:00am and 6:00pm (EST).

We can offer many suggestions that could personally help you - right from the comfort of your own home. If you would like to discuss options with one of our trained AidMyPlantar Advisers, we welcome you to call our office toll-free at 1-866-237-9608, or Internationally at +1-705-445-3505.

There is no cost or obligation to this service.


We all want to begin healing as quickly as possible and with the right information, it can happen sooner than you think (it has for thousands of others who took the time to contact us).

You can be assured we will do our best to answer any question or concern you have. Living with a plantar plate tear injury is never easy and we can help to provide answers about prevention, causes, treatment options, and ways to manage your injury for the short and long term.

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What are Plantar Plate Tears?


Painful plantar plate tears are treated best with cold compression and blood flow stimulation therapy

Your foot is a complex area of the body, it's small compared to the rest of your body but it's packed full of tendons, ligaments, muscles and bones. Each toe in your foot has a small fibrous band of tissue called a ligament that connects the foot bones to the toe bones. The plantar plate(s) are a special type of ligament that is super strong and flexible. These plantar plates' job is to help pull your toes down toward to the floor. The plate helps stabilize your toe from shifting side-to-side and maintains the toe in its correct position. Each foot contains four of these plantar plates, one for each toe except the big toe, which does not have a plantar ligament plate.


What are the symptoms of a Plantar Plate Tear


Where you feel plantar plate pain in your foot.

If you're suffering with plantar plate tears you may feel as if you're 'walking on the bones of your foot'.

You will probably have pain at the base of your 2nd, 3rd or 4th toe (usually the 2nd) that worsens with walking, jumping or running. A tearing and or popping sensation is sometimes felt when the injury occurs due to the plate tearing or the toe dislocating and 'popping' back into place.

There is a lot of pain involved with a plantar plate tear so if you have one then you are probably limping to lessen the pain. Many sufferers of this injury notice swelling and redness on the top of their foot and if the injury is severe there could be bruising near the affected toe. If left untreated, your foot/toe will develop a toe deformity called 'hammer toe'.


What Causes of Plantar Plate Tears?


Excessive upward motion on your toes can damage your plantar plate.

Acute Plantar Plate Injury Causes:

  • A sudden and excessive upward motion of the toe.
  • Pushing too hard on your toes from a standing position to a run.
  • Standing on your tip toes and pushing upwards on your weight.
  • Walking too much.


Chronic Plantar Plate Injury Causes:

This type of plantar plate injury has developed over time. The ligament suffers from micro-tears in the tissue and is stretched out. You may have had a sudden acute injury at first but left untreated and undiagnosed it has not healed and turned 'chronic'. The most common cause of chronic plantar plate tears is when your feet over-pronate or roll inward. It's very common for middle aged women to experience plantar plate tears as the foot is rolling inward when they walk. Over time a chronic injury may lead to a severely deformed toe that is locked out of normal position.


An untreated Plantar Plate Injury
Can Lead to a Secondary Injury or Foot / Toe Deformity

 


What's Over Compensation Pain?


over compensation pain because of a plantar plate pain is a up hill battle

Long-term changes in your gait (the way you walk) - like shuffling or limping to reduce pain around your toes, can impact other areas of your body and possibly result in something called 'over compensation pain'.

Everything in the human body is connected. A plantar plate injury can lead to other injuries over time if not treated properly. You might start limping or shuffling because of your injured foot and place more weight on your opposite, healthy foot. Limping your way around for a long period of time may lead to pain in the heel of your foot, knee, hip or lower back on your injured side because you are mis-aligning your entire leg. The goal is to prevent secondary injuries while letting your toes heal. If you are changing the way you walk - try keeping your foot straight and off to the side to compensate for the injury.

Any injury left untreated can lead to over compensation pain. Dealing with the injury quickly and healing completely should be your main focus. Plantar plate healing takes time... You can speed up your body's natural healing with very simple steps - like using cold compression, rest and blood flow stimulation therapy.


How Do I Diagnose a Plantar Plate Tear?


plantar plate rupture xray

It's important to find out what's wrong with your foot. Plantar plate injuries are often misdiagnosised as they are similar to some other injuries that affect the foot. This is very true for those who are very active or enjoy running sports. When seeing your doctor they will discuss your medical history and examine your foot, heel and ankle for any deformities or inflammation (swelling, redness, heat, pain). They will also look at your flexibility, stability, and gait (the way you walk). Occasionally an x-ray of your foot will help rule out Metatarsal (toe) Stress Fractures. An MRI can be used to provide a complete and accurate diagnosis of any injury to the soft tissue (ligaments) in your toes. In some cases the doctor will request blood tests to rule out diseases or infections.


Do You Really have a Plantar Plate Tear?

Our feet are some of the most complicated joints in our bodies with 26 bones, 33 joints and more than 100 tendons, muscles and ligaments (reference: 1).

Toe pain can come from injuries to the soft tissue in the foot or to one of the many tiny small bones, some of the more common injuries being:

  • Foot bursitis - Bursitis can occur in the toe joints, the side of the foot, the heel and around the ankle. As we walk, run or jump, the ground surface and the shoes we wear play an important role in how much trauma our feet experience. Every step can cause a small amount of damage to a particular area in the foot which can increase the risk of bursitis.
    foot or toe bursitis can be the cause of foot pain
  • Morton's neuroma - This condition usually causes burning pain in the ball of the foot that may radiate into the toes. The pain generally intensifies with activity or wearing shoes. You may sometimes feel that you are "walking on a marble," and you have persistent pain in the ball of your foot. You may also have numbness in the toes. Neuroma is often the misdiagnosis of plantar plate tears the two conditions have similar symptoms.
  • Metatarsalgia - This condition can also cause pain in the ball of your foot, that area between your arch and the toes. Metatarsalgia is a common over-use injury, persistent stress can lead to chronic irritation and inflammation of the bone covering and surrounding tissues, such as ligaments and tendons.
  • Sesamoiditis - The big toe has two very tiny bones embedded in tendon tissue in the ball of the foot. Any type of injury to the tendon tissue can cause irritation in and around the sesamoid bones. This condition can also cause pain in the ball of your foot, that big toe. Sesamoiditis is a common over-use injury, persistent stress can lead to chronic irritation.
  • Plantar Fasciitis - Pain associated with plantar fasciitis normally starts as a dull ache and then progresses to a sharp, knife-like pain or constant throbbing feeling that is worse when you put weight on your foot. The most tender areas tend to be in the center of your heel and along the inside and bottom of your foot towards your toes, where your heel and arch meet.
  • Turf toe - This can happen when the big toe joint is pushed beyond its' normal range (backwards or downwards). A 'pop' is felt at the moment the injury happens followed by sharp immediate pain. Symptoms include swelling in the foot, the entire big toe joint is affected and limits the motion in the toe.
  • Predislocation syndrome, crossover toe deformity and floating toe syndrome are terms related to a plantar plate tear or sprain.

 


How Do I Cure Plantar Plate Tear? -
What You Can Do!

We Have Advanced Treatment Tools to Help You
Speed Up Healing of Your Plantar Plate Tear!

First your Doctor will perform a physical exam of your foot.

The good news is that most plantar plate tears will heal with simple home conservative treatments and surgery is often not needed!

It's generally understood by doctors and surgeons, that surgery will introduce more scar tissue into the foot. This added scar tissue will be problematic, requiring physical therapy and conservative treatment options post-surgery. When it comes to a plantar plate tear, rupture, and bone fractures there's only a few surgical options for treatment - sutures are used to repair the torn tissue. This is why surgery is only performed as a last resort for chronic plantar plate injuries, complete rupture or a fractured metatarsal bone that won't heal with conservative treatment methods.

Some conservative treatment methods recommended include:

  • Rest - This is important for initial healing because without proper rest you're at risk for increased pain and inflammation. You can even end up causing more damage to the already weakened tissue. This can make your plantar plate injury even worse and turn an acute injury into a chronic one.
  • Avoid Activities that Caused Your Injury - While resting your foot it's also important to avoid all activities that may have caused your plantar plate tear (especially any repetitive toe or foot movement). Continuing on with regular activities will not only make your injury worse, but limping / shuffling just to get by can also wind up giving you over compensation pain in other areas of your body.
  • First your Doctor will perform a physical exam of your foot.
  • Apply Cold Compression - Immediate cold (using a Plantar/Spur Freezie Wrap®) will help you to manage pain while getting rid of the pain and inflammation. Immediate pain relief and reduced inflammation can also relieve some of the pressure that's being placed on your toe and stop your injury from getting worse.
  • Use Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy - After any inflammation and/or swelling has been reduced, you can use your own blood flow to maximize healing of damaged tissue and maintain healthy blood flow to your plantar plate. This will boost overall long-term healing of this injury.



Other Conservative Treatment Methods can be Risky

Cortisone (Corticosteroid) Injections

Cortisone injections can be harmful to tendonitis injuries

Some of the options your doctor may recommend include drugs or medications like NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication) to manage pain and inflammation. Alternative medications like cortisone injections are advised with caution for any type of tendon or ligament condition. This is because there is an increased risk of rupture of the plantar plate and other soft tissue in the toe following a cortisone injection.

Doctors won't give you a cortisone shot if it's at all possible that you have a fracture (acute or chronic) in your toe bone. If cortisone is used with even the slightest stress fracturing, the cortisone will make the injury worse by stopping the bone's natural healing process. Over time if left untreated, your plantar will reach a non-healing state and surgery will be more likely needed.

 


Foot support aids for plantar plate tears

A cushioned athletic shoe with a wide toe-box may relieve pressure on you plantar plate injury. Taping the toe down or taping the toe to the neighbouring toes may help the condition from worsening.

  • Wearing wide toe-box, cushioned athletic shoes gives your toes more room. Wearing a stiff-soled shoe like clogs or flat insoles that keep your toe straight, can help to reduce the pressure being placed on your plantar plate(s). For some people, a soft-soled shoe (like flip-flops) are even more comfortable and reduce the pain. If you've recently started wearing a new pair of shoes with a different type of arch support insole then this might even be the reason why you now have foot pain.
  • Orthotics should be custom-made to properly treat and relieve pain from your plantar plate injury.
  • Put Orthotics in Your Shoes - Use of any kind of orthotic or insert for added support in your shoe should always be done through the recommendation of your doctor. There are certain shapes of padded inserts / orthotics that are designed to relieve pressure on the plantar plate and keep your toes straight. You have to be careful with your choice of orthotics and may need to get some custom-made by your doctor because there's always a possibility that using the wrong orthotics will make your injury worse. Plantar metatarsal pad's may by be recommended by your doctor.
  • Tape Your Toe - You can try taping or strapping your toe in a flexed position (bent down) to reduce any pressure placed on your plantar plate injury. Tapping also adds a slight degree of support for the tissue.


Effective Conservative Treatment Options
are Available


If your doctor's decided that your plantar plate tear can be treated with conservative treatment, you can join our many customers who have had great success in treating themselves with the powerful, conservative treatment products we offer through AidMyPlantar - the Freezie Wrap® and Inferno Wrap®.

If you need to have surgery, talk to your doctor about using these same products for post-surgery recovery. You'll find them effective for reducing post-surgery inflammation, enhancing range of motion and minimizing the growth of scar tissue in your foot.






What if You Need Surgery?


Whether you need to have surgery and the type of surgery you'll have depends on the severity of your plantar plate tear. The longer you've waited to have surgery or try conservative treatment methods will also be a factor to decide if you need surgery.


Has it been weeks or months since the injury?

 

An acute (recent) case of plantar plate tear is usually treated with conservative treatment methods, like rest, minimizing activity, cold compression and Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy as we mentioned before.

Doctors will explore every method of treatment before considering surgery for plantar plate tear.

Doctors and surgeons will always avoid surgery if possible because recovery from the surgery can be a lengthy process. Doctors always prefer minimally invasive treatments which is why they suggest conservative treatment first. Your doctor and surgeon know that a surgery will involve altering the structure of your foot, and so they will recommend treatment to avoid surgery at all costs.

Scar tissue will be problematic for long-term recovery after surgery.


As with any surgery there are risks to every procedure depending on a lot of factors, including your age, the severity of your injury and your level of health going into the procedure. It's always best to discuss all possible risks and complications with your doctor, orthopaedic specialist and/or surgeon before the procedure. It's important to be aware of the risks you may face with any procedure intended to fix or relieve pain from your plantar plate tear.


Plantar Plate tear Surgery


It's generally understood by doctors and surgeons, that surgery will introduce more scar tissue into the plantar plate tissue. This added scar tissue will be problematic, requiring physical therapy and conservative treatment options post-surgery. If not dealt with properly, your toe could end up in worse condition than before the surgery! This is why surgery is only performed as a last resort.

If you and your physician have decided that your injury is in a state of un-healing and conservative treatments have not worked to correct your plantar plate tear. There are two types of surgical procedures available to repair your plantar plate.


Surgery for a Chronic Plantar Plate Tear/Injury


how will I walk after plantar plate surgery

Surgery involving a correction to your bone will be performed if you suffer from a chronic plantar plate injury that has resulted in your toe raising up off the floor or pulling away and crossing over your other toe(s). In extreme cases you may now have hammertoe that needs to be corrected surgically. Surgery to correct the toe requires a transfer of tendon tissue called a 'flexor to extensor tendon transfer'.

This plantar plate repair is done with sutures to re-position your toe and a tiny amount of bone is removed (removal of this bone is called a 'Weil Osteotomy'). The shortening of the toe allows the surgeon to gain access to the plantar plate and decreases tension and forefoot pressure post-operatively. The goal of the surgery is to relieve pain at the bottom of your toe, re-align the toe and bring the toe back down toward the floor.

Use cold compression to reduce pain and swelling after plantar plate surgery

You may be fitted with a hard cast or a surgical shoe that you may have to wear for approximately 6 weeks. The amount of time you'll have to wear this cast depends on the amount of work the surgeon had to preform to fix your plantar plate and correct your toe. In most cases this is an 'out patient' surgery where you will arrive that morning and leave the same day as your surgery (no hospital stay is required).

During post-surgery recovery after care is very important in order to keep the toe in the proper position while healing. Depending on the type of that you have job you may need to take at least one week off (especially if extensive standing, walking, climbing, etc is involved). Consistent cold compression is important during early recovery to reduce swelling, inflammation and naturally treat any pain. Your surgeon will schedule a follow-up visit 1 to 2 weeks after surgery to check your toe and the incision site. You may have a temporary cast or bandage removed if you were originally placed in one right after surgery and begin wearing a more permanent, hard, surgical cast. Another method your doctor may use is taping your toe to reduce pressure. If your toe is taped, this tape will need to stay on for about 6 weeks.

plantar plate exercise for healing plantar plate injury

Around the 2nd or 3rd week of recovery, your surgeon will have you begin stretching and exercising your toes. Exercises may include crunches by picking up a marble with your toes. Transitioning back into regular shoes usually happens around 6 weeks, but this depends on how well you're healing. At this point you may begin to walk more normally and become less flat-footed. Your regular check-ups with your surgeon and your overall healing progress will be the guide. It may take up to 12 weeks for you to return to other normal activities - like walking briskly or jogging.


New Plantar Plate Surgical Technique


New plantar plate surgical techniques use an incision on the top of the foot.

One of the new techniques of performing a plantar plate surgery involves the use of smaller tools and an incision site on the top of your foot. This new technique provides quicker recovery and less risk of post-operative problems than the traditional method we already mentioned. An incision at the top of the foot actually makes your recovery faster because it means you won't be stepping on your incision (in your cast or with the aid of crutches) while trying to recover.

You should always discuss the type of surgery your doctor plans to perform before you have your surgery. As with any surgery, there are many complications that can arise and so it's always important to discuss all possible complications with your surgeon to choose the correct path for your recovery.


Surgery isn't the end of your journey, it's merely the beginning long-term healing and recovery from your plantar plate injury.

 





Use These Conservative Treatment Methods to
Avoid Surgery & Speed Healing After Surgery!


If you think you're suffering from a plantar plate tear,

First your Doctor will per from a physical exam of your foot.
  • Usually conservative treatment methods are all that's needed to treat a plantar plate tear, surgery is only ever used if long-term conservative treatment methods don't work or if you've suffered from a plantar plate rupture, hammertoe or a deformity in your toes/foot. Conservative treatment options for plantar plate injury typically includes rest, icing of the injury, avoiding activities that cause or worsen the pain that you're feeling, wearing comfortable shoes that keep your toes straight and anti-inflammatory over-the-counter medication (reference: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5).
  • Second, if your doctor has decided that your injury can be treated with conservative treatment options, then you'll find that many of our customers have had great success treating themselves with our powerful conservative treatment products - the Freezie Wrap® and Inferno Wrap®.
  • Or, if surgical intervention is required, talk with your doctor about using these same products for post-surgery recovery as you'll find them to be effective for reducing post-surgery inflammation, enhancing range of motion and reducing scar tissue growth.

No one is immune to plantar plate injury, you can easily reduce your risk of further injury with consistent conservative treatments

 

Step 1 - Reduce Pain & Swelling with Cold Compression

The 1st step for conservative treatment of your plantar plate injury is to reduce the swelling to "open up" the area for more blood flow. Anyone in the health-care business knows that your blood supplies the oxygen and much needed nutrients required to heal plantar plate injuries. This is why for years doctors, trainers and other medical professional have recommended RICE (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation) to treat the pain and swelling of fresh injuries, chronic pain, and after any re-injury.

when you should cold or hot for a plantar plate injury

Although RICE can help to treat these symptoms, ice and freezer gel packs reach temperatures so low they can cause cryoburn, an ice burn on your skin. The problem is, up until now there hasn't been any other option to treat painful conditions and injuries, so ice and blue gel packs (full of anti-freeze and chemicals) have been the only choice up until now.

Fortunately you no longer have to settle for these ice cold methods that are uncomfortably cold against your skin, provide short term relief, cause ice burns, numb your skin and underlying tissue beyond feeling so you don't even notice the ice burn until it's too late and pool around your injury putting the cold everywhere except for where you need it most.

The Freezie Wrap® allows you to treat your foot in an effective and convenient way. Our Freezie Wraps® will wrap around your foot keeping the cold right under your plantar plate for the entire length of your treatment. Our food-grade, non-toxic gel packs can be chilled in the fridge or freezer to tailor the amount of cold that you need for your injury. It doesn't matter how you cool it down, because our gel packs are chock full of gel that's designed to cool down into millions of tiny snowflakes. This method of cooling means our gel packs aren't icy-cold and stay flexible even right out of the freezer! The cushioned gel will wrap around your foot and it won't budge for the entire treatment period. You'll no longer have to deal with annoying pooling around your foot or have to hold a hard block of ice on your injury!


Cold Compression Therapy slows nerve and cell function - reducing the swelling that blocks blood vessels from doing their job.

 

Use cold compression to reduce pain and swelling after plantar plate surgery

This is important because once blood vessels are blocked or damaged, they can no longer carry oxygenated blood through the tissue and tissue cells begin to break-down. Without cold compression therapy cellular break-down and tissue damage continues as the cells don't get the oxygen they need to survive. By limiting the amount of damage done to your plantar plate, you also limit the amount of healing that needs to occur. This is a very important step to heal plantar plate injuries faster and with less pain! This is why you need to treat your plantar plate foot pain right after it's hurt, when you notice pain / swelling / inflammation, or directly after a re-injury. Applying a Freezie Wrap® right away will stop the damage immediately and unblock your blood vessels to let your body's natural blood flow in to start healing the tissue.


Cold Compression Therapy = the Freezie Wrap®

 

It'll seem weird for you to read this, but there are a LOT of people out there that don't understand how fast cold compression with a Freezie Wrap® can get the swelling / inflammation around your toe under control! After you get rid of the swelling for good you can start dealing with your toe injury and pain head on.


Use a Cold Compression Freezie Wrap®:

  • 24 to 72 hours after your initial injury or when you first notice pain and swelling around your toes to stop cellular damage, relieve pain, and decrease swelling.
  • After exercise, workouts or activity of any kind to prevent re-injury of your toe.
  • Before and after surgery during rehabilitation to control pre and post-surgery pain and swelling.
  • Anytime you feel your plantar plate has made your foot tender, painful or you're having a flare-up of an old plantar plate injury.
  • Anytime you have swelling, sharp throbbing pain or inflammation in your plantar plate or around your toes.
  • Any other situation where you need to draw the pain and inflammation out of your foot.
 


Step 2 - Improve Circulation, Soften Scar Tissue & Prevent Re-Injury with Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy

After the inflammation in your foot has been reduced, providing extra blood flow and strengthening your plantar plate tissue is recommended.

healing your plantar plate

Using Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy (BFST®), will help with your recovery and heal your plantar plate injury more completely. BFST® increases the amount of blood that flows naturally to your soft tissue to nourish your plantar plate, improving elasticity and speeding the healing process. This increased Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy to your toes is greatly needed.

The only way to get BFST® is through use of an Inferno Wrap®. The Inferno Wrap® is the only treatment method that improves blood flow and circulation on a deep tissue level. Other methods of warming / heating tissue (hot water bottles, hot baths, etc) will only ever increase blood flow on a surface / skin level. These methods need a LOT of time to even reach your soft tissue in your toe on a deep tissue level. And even if you were to use them this long your skin would heat up to an uncomfortable level and you might even get burned!

The best source of heat treatment is from a product where you don't even feel that much heat. When you don't feel the heat, it means the therapy is working in your deep soft tissue which is really where you need it. It's kind of like how your heart works in your body. You can't "feel" your heart pumping blood all around your body to your arms and legs. You can't even hear your own heartbeat without listening very closely. This is exactly how deep tissue BFST® works too! You're not supposed to "feel" a lot of heat because the heat isn't treating your skin, it's treating around your plantar plate increasing the blood flow right in your deep tissue.


  • When treating plantar plate or any soft tissue foot injury, an effective therapy will increase blood flow to the injury while your foot is immobile.
  • This increase in blood flow will accelerate the body's own ability to heal itself.
  • The Inferno Wrap® is the most highly effective blood flow stimulation device that you will find on the market that is approved by the FDA for use in the home or hospital.
First your Doctor will perform a physical exam of your foot.

Our Inferno Wrap® is made from medical-grade material - this should be as important to you as it is to us! Other products that are sold in stores are considered "consumer goods" meaning the material only needs to be as good as a sweater that you wear. Clothing articles like this don't need to meet high standards of production or materials and may include materials that irritate your skin.

Since our wraps are medical-grade products registered with the FDA, they are of a higher quality and need to meet way more standards for manufacturing (ISO 10993 - bio-compatibility testing). This makes our wraps the safest product for heating treatment. Our manufacturer has spent years perfecting the wrap design to make sure you get the treatment you deserve!


Use a BFST® Inferno Wrap®:

  • After swelling and inflammation have been reduced with cold compression.
  • Before exercise or workouts to warm up your foot to prevent re-injury.
  • Before and after surgery during rehabilitation to warm up your tissues before physical therapy exercising or stretching.
  • Anytime you feel the tissue in your foot has stiffened up, is tight and your mobility is reduced causing you more pain.
  • Anytime you have sore or aching tissue in your injured toe.
  • Any other situation where you need to increase blood flow to your plantar plate to relax your soft tissue, relieve pain, prevent re-injury and enhance flexibility of your tissue.
 





Our Plantar Plate Therapy Formula
is Proven to Work!


It may seem hard to believe, but our Freezie Wrap® and Inferno Wrap® home therapy products will assist you in recovering from your plantar plate injury by maximizing blood flow where it's needed most and reducing your swelling and inflammation induced pain.

Here at AidMyPlantar we pride ourselves in helping you with your healing and recovery process. Everyone at AidMyPlantar has tested and used the products, finding solutions to conditions that do not fit into the norm. This dedication to our customers and our products goes hand-in-hand with our guarantees to you as a customer:

  • Guarantee #1 - Use your products diligently for up to 60 days and you will experience a significant reduction in pain. If not, I encourage you to send back the items for a 100% refund.
  • guaranteed customer satisfaction
  • Guarantee #2 - You will not be left in the dark after purchasing any product form us. AidYourTendon Advisors and Product Specialists are available 7 days a week by toll free phone 1.866.237.9608 or email to answer your questions or concerns.
  • Guarantee #3 - Your order is guaranteed to be shipped within 24 hours on every business day.
  • Guarantee #4 - All purchases receive a one year, full replacement warranty with guaranteed, prompt service.
  • Guarantee #5 - You could save hundreds of dollars and possibly more, by utilizing our products, and getting back to work sooner.

In our testing we discovered that our customers with larger feet need a different wrap to treat their plantar plate. This chart will provide you with correct wrap for your foot treatment:


Shoe Size (US)
Women 5 to 10 11+
Men 7 to 9 10+
Best Wrap for Full Treatment Coverage Plantar Inferno & Freezie Wraps Wrist Inferno & Freezie Wraps

Continue the healing process by resting your foot. Limit the activities that may be aggravate your plantar plate injury. Without proper rest and limitation on activities, being active as if your foot is healthy can lead to re-injury. We spend hours on our feet through simple daily routine, recreational activities, exercise, or participating in athletics. To get back to doing the things you love you need to give your body proper care and attention. Why risk having to limit or give up your favorite weekend activity, your exercise routine, or even your job due to an injury?


Prevention and Promotion of Lifelong Health


calf muscle strain healing therapies

If you want to avoid re-injury, or manage pain and increase circulation for lifelong health benefits, a Freezie Wrap® and Inferno Wrap®, will provide exceptional results. Why spend time in pain, off from work, and missing out on your active lifestyle when you can be proactive about your injury and the health of your body? Talk to your doctor about incorporating a regular routine of using a Freezie Wrap® and Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy into your everyday health regimen.

Call one of our AidMyPlantarAdvisers at no cost or obligation to address any lingering questions you have about using heat or cold for your plantar plate injury - toll free 1.866.237.9608

 


Learn More About SUPERIOR Plantar Plate Tear Treatments

Learn more about how the Freezie Wrap® is designed to be the most effective cold compression wrap on the market today.

Learn more about how the Inferno Wrap® helps with the healing process.


 
 
 

Plantar Fasciitis Facts:

Plantar Fasciitis is the inflammation of the ligament that runs along the arch of the foot.


This condition affects over 2 million Americans.


Sufferers experience an intense stabbing pain in the heel.


Heel spurs can be caused by plantar fasciitis.


50% of people with plantar fasciitis have heel spurs.


The pain is most severe in the morning after the tissue has contracted during sleep.

 

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