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Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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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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What can be signs of a heel fracture?

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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What are the symptoms of a heel fracture?

Heel fracture: Marked ecchymosis and pain with significant deformity. ...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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What are the kinds of things you can do to avoid heel fracture?

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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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 heel (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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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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How can you tell if you've got a heel fracture - or need an x-ray?

How can you tell if you've got a heel fracture - or need an x-ray?

X-ray: We can examine a patient and based on history and physical have suspicion for a fracture, but we really confirm on x-ray. There are times when a fracture may not be obvious and require advanced imaging. ...Read more

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How can you tell if you've got a heel fracture instead of plain heel pain?

How can you tell if you've got a heel fracture instead of plain heel pain?

X-ray: Only way to be sure is x-ray. Depending on history and exam, doctor will order to differentiate between soft tissue and bone as pain source. Common cause of non-traumatic pain is plantar fasciitis, which can be make pretty awful first few steps of the morning. ...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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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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I have a heel fracture. It's not displaced, don't need surgery. How long before I can start trying to walk with the boot cast?

I have a heel fracture. It's not displaced, don't need surgery. How long before I can start trying to walk with the boot cast?

Ask your orthopedist: Your doctor can give you the best answer since he knows the extent and location of the fracture in the heel. ...Read more

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Icing my heel doesn't seem to do anything. Could it be fractured?

Icing my heel doesn't seem to do anything. Could it be fractured?

Possibly: It's tough to know exactly what's causing your heel pain without an examination. I would recommend evaluation by a podiatrist. ...Read more

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Have I fractured my heel? When do you need an x-ray?

Have I fractured my heel? When do you need an x-ray?

See a foot specialis: If you think you fractured your heel you should have an xray to confirm the fracture. Often heel fracture occur after falling from a height often from a ladder but can occur from blunt traum as well. ...Read more

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I have a fracture at c2, I am now feeling nerve pain in both heels, why?

I have a fracture at c2, I am now feeling nerve pain in both heels, why?

Nerve irritation.: All the nerves in your body pass by the C2 vertebra. So any injury tere can affect a passing nerve. More importantly is how you ended up with a C2 fracture. It could be that you also have a fracture or injury to the thoracic or lumbar vertebrae that could be causing this issue as well. Talk to your spine doctor. ...Read more

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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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About 3 months ago had baby, now my toes hurt when I wear high heels and jam feet into old shoes. Is foot fractured?

About 3 months ago had baby, now my toes hurt when I wear high heels and jam feet into old shoes. Is foot fractured?

Doubt it: Just had baby 3 months ago, you might still be swollen from fluid retention. An xray can confirm if your toe is fractured. Go see your doctor. ...Read more

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Usually how long will it take to heel the children (4 years) fractures in leg libra bone what is the best food to give?

Usually how long will it take to heel the children (4 years) fractures in leg libra bone what is the best food to give?

See details: Specific food will not help. Immobilization and orthopedic care will help. Your question is confusing so if this answer does not help you may want to resubmit it. ...Read more

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Fractured my toe 2 months ago was buddy tapped, now remains above ground, unable to put complete pressure on foot with severe heel pain after few steps?

Fractured my toe 2 months ago was buddy tapped, now remains above ground, unable to put complete pressure on foot with severe heel pain after few steps?

Fasciitis: Prob. Not related except for the change in gait. See a podiatrist. Sounds like fasciitis. Is it worse in am with first few steps and again after sitting? ...Read more

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I have a fracture ankle. Why is my heel red?

May be....: Bruising that drained towards your heel. Could also be from inflammatory response (redness, warmth, swelling) that has developed from the injury. Was your heel injured as well? ...Read more

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Can you wear high heels with a fractured tibia?

No: Bone needs to be positioned and splinted to heal. There are no heels on a cast. ...Read more

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How long will it take for a fractured foot to heel?

How long will it take for a fractured foot to heel?

6-8 weeks: Assuming no co-morbidities, the fracture is non-displaced, you are able to immobilize properly, and non-smoker; bones usually take 6-8 weeks to completely heal. It takes smokers up to twice as long to heal. ...Read more

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Can someone please tell me how to tell if my heel is cracked or fractured, etc.?

Be seen: If you had sufficient mechanism to have fractured it and it is painful to bear weight, it could certainly be fractured. Consider being seen, an exam and appropriate studies will likely reveal the issue. ...Read more

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How long will it take for a fractured elbow heel?

How long will it take for a fractured elbow heel?

6-8 weeks: Is the general time for any bone to heal. Make sure you are not vitamin d deficient and follow your doctors orders with regard to care, i.E cast, sling etc. ...Read more

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I fractured the heel of my foot and was repaired with hardware. Can I dance?

Yes if: Yes as long as fracture was repaired in good alignment. If the subtalar joint which is above heel is not restored than arthritis can cause the joint to become stiff and painful which may limit dancing. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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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


Dr. John Krause
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Heel Fracture (Definition)

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