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Medicine For Heel Fracture
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
About 3 months ago had baby, now my toes hurt when I wear high heels and jam feet into old shoes. Is foot fractured?
Bilateral tibs, heels, mid feet, tib fibs, and femoral stress fractures after 1 month in army basic. Is this average?
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
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