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Cause of heel fracture

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
Several: X-ray, ct scan, mri.
Dr. Slade Suchecki
Family Medicine 18 years experience
A few options: Consider xray, bone scan or mri.

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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymond Stolarski
Podiatry 32 years experience
Heel fracture: Marked ecchymosis and pain with significant deformity.
Dr. Robert Leland
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 31 years experience
Pain/swelling: Heel (calcaneus) fractures usually result from a significant impact and produce pain and swelling. Most people with this fracture are unable to weight... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Oberman
Podiatry 31 years experience
See Podiatrist: Podiatrist will evaluate and x-ray and make diagnosis.
Dr. Brandon Macy
Podiatry 41 years experience
Go to the : Podiatrist and have an examnation with an x-ray taken. That's the surest way to find out.
Dr. Eric Trattner
Podiatry 33 years experience
X-ray: The best thing to do would be to see a professional and get an x-ray.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 56 years experience
Need x ray: Examination may see swelling , deformity, confirmation by x ray.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology 16 years experience
X-ray: Only way to be sure is x-ray. Depending on history and exam, doctor will order to differentiate between soft tissue and bone as pain source. Common ca... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
Couple: Deprnding on the severity of the fracture, immobilization may be ok, or surgery may be needed.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vern Chuba
Podiatry 23 years experience
Pain: Pain with inabilty to place weight on the foot. Recommend xray.
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery 54 years experience
Any type of Fx of-: -the calcaneus. The most serious R from a fall from height & landing on Ur feet.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Ryan
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Nothing: A true heel fracture (calcaneal fracture) is relatively rare, in terms of overall foot/ankle fractures. Most commonly, they occur after a fall from he... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ricardo Reyes
Podiatry 29 years experience
Tip toe: If it is a healing fracture. You may consult with your doctor about the possibility of using cam walker. This is a special fracture boot that is desig... Read More

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