To get the fastest recovery possible, combine the approach above with a short period of "Relative Rest" from allegro and pointe work. You should still be able to do a flat barre and adage to maintain your strength (especially with appropriate taping) however if it is very painful, you may have to wear supportive runners in class instead of ballet flats.
Our "Will I Ever Dance Again?" program shows you exactly how to manage your dancing in class while taking the appropriate time off, allowing the inflammation to settle. It guides you through a detailed floor barre, as well as a barre that can be done in an orthopaedic boot (if you have been fitted with one) so that you can continue working all parts of your body while resting the foot. It also has great exercises that you can do while not jumping to actually improve your jumps long term, as well as gradual progressions to build back into the Allegro, Adage, and Pirouette sections of class. In each of these parts of class, it is essential that you build back slowly, making sure to develop perfect technique, correcting any weaknesses that lead to the Plantar Fasciitis developing in the first place.
This is an essential step in the rehabilitation of any injury to ensure that it does not return once you start back in class. For more information on the "Will I Ever Dance Again?" program, CLICK HERE.
Often students find that they actually come out of an injury like this stronger and more mobile than before if they learn how to work with their body in the correct way. Improved flexibility and foot control help all areas of dancing, and correct dynamic bio-mechanics of the foot will result in much-improved height and ballon in Allegro work.