A 32-year-old member asked:
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how do i know if heel pain is plantar fasciitis or stress fracture?

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Dr. David Hettinger
35 years experience Podiatry
Get an X-Ray...: That's the real way to tell for sure.
Answered on Dec 9, 2013
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
22 years experience Podiatry
See a podiatrist: Clinical examination and symptoms can typically lead the doc to the diagnosis, but an x-ray is the first definitive test to differentiate the two conditions. However, stress fractures don't always show up within the first 2-3 weeks of injury, so subsequent follow-up x-rays may be ordered. By the way, you can have both simultaneously. Get checked.
Answered on Mar 30, 2017
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Dr. Libby Putnam
11 years experience Podiatry
X-ray.: The best way to know is to get an x-ray of your foot. Another clue is when it hurts: stress fractures are all the time, while pf hurts most with the first few steps in the morning, or after sitting for a long time.
Answered on Sep 27, 2018
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Dr. Adam Teichman
18 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Xrays/MRI: To address your concern i would recommend seeking medical treatment. If you are suffering from a stress fracture in heel this is something that should not be ignored. Any stress fracture can develop into a true fracture and prolong recovery and possibly need surgery. So if you think you have a stress fracture again seek medical attention. Visit heelpainnow.Com for more information.
Answered on May 11, 2018
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