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What can be signs of a heel fracture?

Heel fracture. Calcaneal fractures vary with intra-extraarticular, displaced vs not. More painful if more soft tissue involvement. Read more...

What are the symptoms of a heel fracture?

Heel fracture. Marked ecchymosis and pain with significant deformity. Read more...
Pain/swelling. Heel (calcaneus) fractures usually result from a significant impact and produce pain and swelling. Most people with this fracture are unable to weight bear. Read more...

What are the kinds of things you can do to avoid heel fracture?

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...
Stay off ladders! Falls from a height are the most common cause of heel fractures. So be careful on roofs, ladders, and similar situations. Read more...

What is the treatment for heel fracture?

Couple. Deprnding on the severity of the fracture, immobilization may be ok, or surgery may be needed. Read more...
See specialist. Depending on the fracture pattern (determined with x-rays and often ct scan, a hell (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...

How do you know if you have a heel fracture, heel spur?

See Podiatrist. Podiatrist will evaluate and x-ray and make diagnosis. 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...
X-ray. The best thing to do would be to see a professional and get an x-ray. Read more...

How can you tell if you've got a heel fracture - or need an x-ray?

Need x ray. Examination may see swelling , deformity, confirmation by x ray. Read more...
Acute onset of pain. Acute or immediate onset of pain with brusinsg in the heel is usually a sign that a fracture may be present. The only true way to diagnose a fracture is by x-ra by a hospital or medical specialist. So if you develop immediate pain in the heel and/or feel a "snap or pop" in the heel i would recommend seeking medical attention for x-rays and treatment. Read more...
X-ray . We can examine a patient and based on history and physical have suspicion for a fracture, but we really confirm on x-ray. There are times when a fracture may not be obvious and require advanced imaging. Read more...
X-RAY. Your doctor should start with a good history and physical, followed by an x-ray. Sometimes a CT scan is needed. Good luck. Dr. Latva. Read more...

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

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. Read more...
Heel pain. Clinical evaluation mostly but sometimes x rays and even MRI necessary to diagnose and differentiate. Read more...
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. Read more...
X-ray. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. Read more...