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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 more
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
Go to the: Podiatrist and have an examnation with an x-ray taken. That's the surest way to find out. ...Read more
It is possible, but: You should consult your physician because it depends on the type of fracture. ...Read more
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
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
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?
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
I am in my 7 week of healing from 2nd and 3rd Metatarsal fracture. I did not require surgery. When will I be able to wear heels again?
Sunday..: From your brief description of the fractures severity, I would say some time soon. ...Read more
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?
Painful....: But it would ally depend on the type of fracture... ...Read more
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
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
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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