Top
10
Doctor insights on: How Do I Know If I Have A Stress Fracture In My Heel And How Do They Treat It

Share
Dr. Heidi Fowler
3,014 doctors shared insights

Stress (Definition)

Stress affects most people in some way. Acute (sudden, short-term) stress leads to rapid changes throughout the body. Almost all body systems (the heart and blood vessels, immune system, lungs, digestive system, sensory organs, and brain) gear up to meet perceived danger. These stress responses could prove beneficial in a critical, life-or-death situation. Over time, however, repeated stressful situations put a strain on the body that may contribute to physical and psychological problems. Chronic (long-term) stress can have real health consequences and should be addressed like any other health concern. Fortunately, research is showing that lifestyle changes and stress-reduction techniques can help people learn ...Read more


2

2
Help me please! there's a small stress fracture in heel. How do you treat this?

Help me please! there's a small stress fracture in heel. How do you treat this?

Time ; patience: The treatment involves non weight bearing ; wait 4 it 2 heal which may take up 2 a year. As we r a walking people ; only 2 legs, that means crutches 4 a long time. I usually followed the progress using ct's as time passes. As the fracture line becomes poorly cn on x-ray, , ct will allow better visualization to judge healing. Bone scans will b+ 4 up 2 a year or more after healing. Good luck! ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
4

4
What are some aerobic work outs id I have a stress fracture on my heel?

What are some aerobic work outs id I have a stress fracture on my heel?

UBE & maybe others: If you have access to an ube this wpuld be a great option. Additionally, core/ upper body circuits can be good. As your healing progresses ask your physician about swimming, biking, or elliptical... Based on healing some of this may be options. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
6

6
How would i know if i had a stress fracture in heel?

How would i know if i had a stress fracture in heel?

Xray or other: Clinical findings may represent several different possibilities (stress fracture, fracture, tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, infection, foreign body, etc), so imaging may be needed. Sometimes xrays don't pick up a stress fracture so you may need advanced imaging to detect a stress fracture. Hope this helps. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
8

8
Could a small stress fracture in the heel cause pain to the the rest of the foot?

Could a small stress fracture in the heel cause pain to the the rest of the foot?

Yes : If you are walking on your foot as you are likely compensating and therefore straining the rest of the foot. ...Read more

9

9
How do I know if heel pain is plantar fasciitis or stress fracture?

How do I know if  heel pain is plantar fasciitis or stress fracture?

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. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers

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