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What Is The Difference Between A Fractured Heel Bone And A Heel Spur
A great deal: The fracture can require surgery 3 months of no weight bearings comes after a fall onto your feet the spur is soft tissue inflamation at the attatchment to the heel bone from chronic plantar fasciaitis. Notrauma required removal of spur dosent relieve pain frequently. Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 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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