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how can i tell if i broke my heel?

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Dr. Steven Sheskier
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 39 years experience
Xray or CT scan: A broken heel or calcaneus is best diagnosed with rays. Many show up on a series of plain xrays, others are more subtle and may require a ct scan or and mri. Clinical signs are pain in heel on weight bearing, swelling , bruising and deformity with painful motion (inversion/eversion).
Dr. Brandon Macy
Podiatry 41 years experience
X-rays will show: A fracture almost all of the time. Heel fractures typically involve a significant injury, so if you don't recall anything major, your heel pain may have a different cause.
Dr. Brian Wagner
Podiatry 18 years experience
Sometimes stress fractures will occur and NOT show on an X-ray. Sometimes further imaging studies are necessary.
Sep 12, 2013
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 28 years experience
Xray: Or CT scan or MRI can all be helpful.....

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What can you do for heel splits?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
I will explain: Heel split happened when the skin whic cover this part of the foot cracked and the crack have hard time to heel , because the poor circulation of the area. I found keep the heel dry , clean and use solution for you that worked brilliant for me: a product that will fix it immediately is liquiheel. Podiatrists will do the treatment for you and its very effectiv.
A 47-year-old member asked:

How can I treat policeman heel?

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Dr. John Kayvanfar
Sports Medicine 46 years experience
Refer to answer: This is usually called plantar fasciaitis. The cause is very complicated. Can try a good insole, with cold pack and stretch. If that does not work, then therapy and cortison injection is the last on the agenda.If persist then see your physician.
A 38-year-old member asked:

What's a spur, and can you get multiple spurs or spurs in other places besides the heel?

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Dr. Jeffrey Pua
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
A bony point: A sharp point of bone is a spur, yes they can appear in any bone/joint but usually are in high pressure points.
A 35-year-old member asked:

What is a heel stick?

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Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Blood work: In adults sometimes a finger stick gives enough blood to run a few types of tests. In babies, their fingers are just too small but there heels are the perfect size. Same idea, just a different location.
A 30-year-old member asked:

What are the most typical causes of heel paina?

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Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Podiatry 14 years experience
Heel Pain: The most common causes of heel pain include: plantar fasciitis, achilles tendonitis, calcaneal stress fracture.

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