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

11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology
7 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Matt Malkin
Dr. Matt Malkin
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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: X-ray

Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment.

In brief: X-ray

Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Dr. Payam Rafat
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Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Podiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: X-rays

A standard series of plain film radiographs is the best diagnostic tool to determine if heel pain could be caused by an underlying process such as a fracture.

In brief: X-rays

A standard series of plain film radiographs is the best diagnostic tool to determine if heel pain could be caused by an underlying process such as a fracture.
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
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Dr. Vinod Panchbhavi
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Heel pain

Clinical evaluation mostly but sometimes x rays and even MRI necessary to diagnose and differentiate.

In brief: Heel pain

Clinical evaluation mostly but sometimes x rays and even MRI necessary to diagnose and differentiate.
Dr. Vinod Panchbhavi
Dr. Vinod Panchbhavi
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