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What Is The Difference Between A Fractured Heel Bone And A Heel Spur
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
Go to the: Podiatrist and have an examnation with an x-ray taken. That's the surest way to find out. ...Read more
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
Confirmed fractured heel spur. 16 weeks later, 2 shots, night splint, air splint, nsaids and orthotic inserts, I'm still in pain. Is this normal?
Combo treatment.: The more you can do together, the better: #1: supportive shoes. #2: orthotics. #3: oral antiinflammatories (check with your doctor). #4: stretching your foot and calf. #5: icing (10 min at a time). If these things haven't helped, you may also need physical therapy or cortisone injections, or eswt if available in your area. If there's a fracture, you may need casting and immobilization. ...Read more
I have a heel spur on the calcaneal bone. Will extracorporeal shockwave therepy rid the spur? How many sessions?
No: Eswt can help get rid of the pain you are feeling, but it does not make the bone dissolve or disappear. How many sessions would depend on if it is high energy or low....Hogh energy typicallly one maybe 2 sessions, low energy can be 3-8. (these are averages and realize it doesn't always work.). ...Read more
I have a heel spur In one foot and a broken sigmoid bone on the other foot. Can I still exercise? I visit the doc again in 2 weeks
See details: You need to give the fracture time to heal so no weight bearing exercise. You can do resistence training and non weight bearing cardio. ...Read more
Bone spur and Plantar fascitis in left foot from accident that fractured entire left side of body. Severe pain left outside of foot, under+behind heel.
I have pain in my left heel for a month now. How can I tell if it's plantar fascitis or a bone spur or a fracture of the heel bone? Thanks.
A spur and fascitis:
Are for all intents and purposes treated the same way. An xray lets you know if the spur is present, and fascitis is said to be diagnosed via ultrasound or MRI as having fascia with a thickness greater than 3mm.
A fracture usually presents different than the others. Pain usually doesn't ease up as you start to walk on it, and there is pain on compression of the heel. An MRI helps make the diagnosis. ...Read more
Stretched nerve to big toe in '92 ankle fracture. About 15 yrs later, bone spur under big toe ball of ft. Top of foot burns now. Did nerve "wake up"?
Depend on severity: Either casting or surgical repair.Get a more detailed answer ›
I would imagine: It would be painful, particularly when walking. ...Read more
May or may: Not be related.....Was the pain continuous or did it stop and then you had new pain? ...Read more
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
May b should get another bone scan to c if my foot is heeled from a previous stress fracture in foot still very painful doing anything what gives?
For the past few months I can't walk on the heel of my left foot it feels like glass. I am worried. I am in the late 50s and the drs saw no broken bones one murmered bone chips
Common: Blood blisters and bruising is commonly seen following a calcaneal fracture. ...Read more
What can I take to ease a swollen heel whilst healing from a broken bone that's knitted but been told I can walk on it it's swollen and tender?
"comminuted fracture is seen within right medial cuniform bone with sliglhty displaced cortical bony fragment laterally do u think cast will heel up?
Probably: Fortunately the cuneiforms are pretty rigid with alot of soft tissue/capsular attachment that help form the midfoot. A cast should help to allow things to heal and ossify. This may predispose you to some midfoot pain/arthritis as you get older. A good arch support may help longterm. I'd let your orthopod determine if cast or boot or postop shoe is appropriate w/o seeing films. ...Read more
Is 12 weeks on crutches long enough for a heel stress fracture to heal? It still hurts to walk on it. The MRI showed a stress fracture in heel along with bone edema. Help.
Yes: 6-8 wks is all that is typically required for a stree fracture to heal. Most likely the bone is healed but the plantar fascia has tightened up due to non weightbearing and is now becoming inflamed. However if the bone has not healed you may have osteopenia, calcium or vitamin d deficiency. You should see your podiatrist. ...Read more
Mri showed stress fracture and bone edema in heel. Been on crutches off n on 12 weeks. Gets better after rest then when walking pain comes back.?
Bone/inflammation: Not all plantar fasciitis is associated with a heel spur. In fact, heel spurs are rarely painful. The heel spur is formed by pull of the plantar fascial ligament on its insertion at the bottom of the calcaneus bone. Plantar fasciitis is inflammation of the plantar fascial ligament. ...Read more
If you could: Describe where the pain is, how you injured it and your symptoms it would be much easier to help. My recommendation otherwise is to see a doc and get an X-ray. ...Read more
Possible: If you had an injury it may be a fracture. Not all protruding bony prominences are fractures. The prominence may be as a result of a normal anatomical variant of that bone. It could be a compensatory change of the bone in the area due to soft tissue contractures or a biomechanical abnormality, or it may be due to an underlying bone tumor. Get seen by a professional to determine the cause. ...Read more
Not usually: A leg bone fracture will appear on x-ray to have more calcium in the healing area (for a while), but a bone's strength depends on the microscopic structure inside the bone, not just the amount of calcium. In a growing child, a well-healed bone can be stronger 6 months after the break, than before the break, because the child is now older so all his bones should be stronger than 6 months earlier. ...Read more
How can youtell the difference between a hairline or stress fra, ture and heel spur without xray. I have no insurance?
You can't: Physical exam gives you an idea that a bone may be fractured, but an x-ray confirms the diagnosis. ...Read more
If my fractured sesamoud bone-foot- needs to be removed, will waiting 6 months make the surgery more difficult or increase the risk of complication?
Sesamoid: Waiting may actually give the body a chance to resolve this. I have yet to see a fractured sesamoid under the big toe joint not resolve with conservative assistance. This does not preclude other sesamoids from needing surgical excision, however. ...Read more
Fluid: Your body is sending all the "good stuff" you need for healing to the area. This is delivered via fluid and blood so there will be swelling at the fracture site. This can last for months after the injury. ...Read more
No: Lasers do not treat fractures.Get a more detailed answer ›
X-ray: The best way to diagnosis a fracture is get an x-ray. Have you physician review the x-ray. ...Read more
Heel spur: Is a projection of bone on the bottom part of the heel. Plantar fascitiis is a broad banded ligament that originates from the bottom of the heel and supports the arch. The symptoms and treatment are virtually the same. ...Read more
My husband had titanium rods put in his leg 7 years ago from a broken bone. Do these last forever?
Yes.: Most implanted metallic stabilizers stay where they are placed for the rest of the patient's life. Very rarely do they ever need to be removed, and almost never cause pain due to irritation or break down. ...Read more
Went over on foot fractured cuboid bone how long approx until recovery and until I can weight bear on it?
Broken bone: Bone takes 6-8 weeks to heal in a normal healthy person. Only your physician can tell you when you can walk. Walking to soon can place you at risk of further injury. Once your x-rays show healing, you will be allowed to gradually progress to full weightbearing. ...Read more
What can happen if you think you fractured the 5th metatarsal bone in your foot and you don't have it checked out?
Fracture: Nothing, it will eventually completely heal on its own ...Read more
DMSO: Very unlikely.Get a more detailed answer ›
Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more
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