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My ankle has hurt for 7 months, isn't red or swollen, could this be a heel fracture?

My ankle has hurt for 7 months, isn't red or swollen, could this be a heel fracture?

Probably not: Most likely it is plantar fasciitis. Stress fractures in the heel can occur, but they usually heal within 6-10 weeks. An x ray will be able to tell for sure. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Ingerman
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Fracture (Definition)

A fracture is a broken bone. As there is cartilage at the end of many bones at the joint, a fracture may also include a break in the cartilage. Fractures and broken bones are the same thing. It seems that many believe that a "fracture" is a lesser injury or an incomplete break in the bone, but this is not correct. Fractures may be displaced or ...Read more


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Calcaneus fracture. Day 1 was only swollen around heel and ankle. Day 2 entire foot swollen. Day 3 bruise going up leg? Been keeping it elevated.

Calcaneus fracture. Day 1 was only swollen around heel and ankle. Day 2 entire foot swollen. Day 3 bruise going up leg? Been keeping it elevated.

Calc fracture: You need to wear a cam walker(= walking cast ) abd stay off of the foot with crutches. Next go see a foot & ankle specialist or orthopedist for x-rays. If the fracture is displaced, you may need surgical reduction for optimal outcomes. You are young, you need to do the right thing for your foot for it to serve you the years ahead. ...Read more

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What are the kinds of things you can do to avoid heel fracture?

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 height (ladder, or jumping from height of 5-6') or car accident. Is this the type of injury you meant? They are quite painful and very serious injuries which should be evaluated immediately. ...Read more

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Can i walk on my tip toes if I have a heel fracture?

Can i walk on my tip toes if I have a heel fracture?

It is possible, but: You should consult your physician because it depends on the type of fracture. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Heel fracture?

What is the definition or description of: Heel fracture?

Any type of Fx of-: -the calcaneus. The most serious R from a fall from height & landing on Ur feet. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have a heel fracture, heel spur?

How do you know if you have a heel fracture, heel spur?

Go to the : Podiatrist and have an examnation with an x-ray taken. That's the surest way to find out. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for heel fracture?

What is the treatment for heel fracture?

See specialist: Depending on the fracture pattern (determined with x-rays and often ct scan, a hell (calcaneus) fracture may do well treated without surgery or may be better treated surgically. See an orthopaedic foot and ankle specialist or orthopaedic traumatologist with an interest in these injuries for evaluation. The "learning curve" for surgical treatment of these injuries is at least 50. ...Read more

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Can I put any weight on my foot if I have a heel fracture?

Heel fracture: If you have a true calcaneal fracture ( heel fracture). You should be non weight earring for 6-8 weeks in a below the knee fiberglass cast. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Broken Bone (Definition)

A bone fracture is a condition in which there is a break in the bone. It can be caused by a high force injury or it may result from a previous medical condition that involves weakening of the bone. Common symptoms include severe pain, swelling of the surrounding ...Read more


Dr. John Krause
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Heel Fracture (Definition)

-the calcaneus. The most serious R from a fall from height & ...Read more