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Dr. John Krause
53 doctors shared insights

Heel Fracture (Overview)

-the calcaneus. The most serious R from a fall from height & landing on Ur feet.


Dr. John Krause
53 doctors shared insights

Heel Fracture (Overview)

-the calcaneus. The most serious R from a fall from height & landing on Ur feet.


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Recovering from a Broken Bone (Checklist)

Exercise and stretch to improve range of motion, strength, endurance
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Avoid repeat injury or irritating soft tissues before they are ready
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Follow up with your doctor as scheduled. Don't miss appointments.
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What can be signs of a heel fracture?

Heel fracture: Calcaneal fractures vary with intra-extraarticular, displaced vs not. More painful if more soft tissue involvement. ...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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Treating a Spinal Fracture (Checklist)

Rest
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Use NSAIDs to decrease inflammation
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Use pain medications on an as-needed basis
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Consider MRI to evaluate fracture
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Can your particular way of walking cause you fracture your heel over time?

Can your particular way of walking cause you fracture your heel over time?

Stress fracture: Repetitive stress to the calcaneus (heel) bone can cause a stress fracture. The stress can be caused by a certain activity, gait, and/or change in shoewear. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my fracture heel bone hurts after 5 months ?

What does it mean if my fracture heel bone hurts after 5 months ?

May or may : Not be related.....Was the pain continuous or did it stop and then you had new pain? ...Read more

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Managing Bone Spurs (Checklist)

Wear comfortable shoes
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Use heel cushions
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Ask your podiatrist if you'd benefit from prescription orthotics
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Ask your podiatrist about steroid injections
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What is the best way to treat a heel spur fracture? 6 weeks without bearing weight or surgery for removal of the broken spur?

What is the best way to treat a heel spur fracture?  6 weeks without bearing weight or surgery for removal of the broken spur?

Usually conservative: If this is truely a fracture to the heel spur on the bottom of the heel, then conservative care will usually resolve the problem. Cast boot, icing, nsaids, limited standing and walking and elevation often, will usually resolve the problem. This may be weeks to several months. After much improvement, then good shoes and supports, stretching and gradual return to normal activities. Most do well. ...Read more

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Dr. Adam Lewis
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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


Dr. Jeffrey Wint
1,471 doctors shared insights

Broken Bone (Definition)

Is it broken or fractured is a question I am often asked. The answer is basically that a broken or fractured bone is the same thing. A fracture means a break in the cortex or the strong layer of outer bone cells. In an adult the average time for that to heal varies greatly but is often considered to ...Read more