Partial Plantar Plate Tear Injury Update: I'm Healed!
Plantar Plate Tear Injury

Injury Update: I AM HEALED!!!!!

Wow, I’ve been waiting a long time to write this blog post and make this video! My partial plantar plate tear has finally healed so I can start running again! Well, after a lot more work … it’s going to take another three months to get back to normal. But for now, I’ve been given clearance to walk the Disneyland Half and RUN DOPEY!!

There’s so much I want to say that I’m going to let this video do all the talking. WARNING: I get quote emotional and it’s choppy at parts due to me editing out a thousand umms and you knows. But hey. It’s how I feel right now!

For previous blog posts about my partial plantar plate tear, be sure to go here. Until then, get ready for some teary ramble!


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Laura Bowers

Laura is a writer, runner, reader, runDisney addict, blogger, vlogger, wife to an amazing guy for 26 years, mom of two wonderful boys, excellent chili maker, and obsessive list keeper. She still thinks Spice World was an awesome movie and feels no shame about that plus she can quote most lines from Talladega Nights. Shake and bake!

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  1. Hi im going thru exactly what you did….did all the research….xrays negative…started wearing boot…for 2 months….didnt see another doctor…no money…pain is gone at base of second toe…but it still swells for some reason. cant stop the swelling…any ideas? also like you i started walking on the side of my foot to keep pressure off the second toe…now 2 outer toes hurting a little. should i try the hokas just to walk around? I have stiff soled hikers with insert right now. any help or advice would truly be appreciated!! i am a runner too…i havent run since oct 2019…totally sucks.. you know. thanks so much John

  2. Joe says:

    I’ve been struggling with this too. Can you share which doctor you saw? I live in Northern Virginia, but work in Maryland, so I’m sure I could make it work. Thank you!

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