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How to treat a bruised heel?

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Dr. Karim Badawy
Podiatry

In brief: Offloading/No weight

Hi, Usually the best treatment for a bruised heel weather its a soft tissue or bone bruise to the area is to Offload the area and rest it from the usually forces that go through it during weight bearing and gait.
The use of a CAM walker can be helping in reducing the majority of pressure along the heel and help you maintain your everyday activity. It may be necessary to fully Offload + crutches.

In brief: Offloading/No weight

Hi, Usually the best treatment for a bruised heel weather its a soft tissue or bone bruise to the area is to Offload the area and rest it from the usually forces that go through it during weight bearing and gait.
The use of a CAM walker can be helping in reducing the majority of pressure along the heel and help you maintain your everyday activity. It may be necessary to fully Offload + crutches.
Dr. Karim Badawy
Dr. Karim Badawy
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In brief: See below.

Initially, rest, ice, elevation.
If persistent, get it checked by Podiatrist.

In brief: See below.

Initially, rest, ice, elevation.
If persistent, get it checked by Podiatrist.
Dr. Ronald Oberman
Dr. Ronald Oberman
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