See specialist. Depending on the fracture pattern (determined with x-rays and often ct scan, a heel (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.
Couple. Deprnding on the severity of the fracture, immobilization may be ok, or surgery may be needed.
Immobilization. If bad it may need surgery and then immobilization.
Varies. The treatment of a fracture of the heel (calcareous) varies completely on the more specific nature of the fracture. Non displaced fracture can be treated in a splint or cast. Some displaced fractures require surgery. Considerations are maintains the height of the calcaneus, preventing it from widening, and making sure the joints are well lined up to prevent posttraumatic arthritis.
Perhaps. If you have persistent foot pain, it could have multiple etiologies, and not necessarily is it a broken bone, though it could be. It could be a stress fracture, it could be plantar fasciitis, it could be a tendinitis. Best to have an orthopaedic surgeon check it out to get to the bottom of it!
Probably not. Most likely it is plantar fasciitis. Stress fractures in the heel can occur, but they usually heal within 6-10 weeks. An X-ray will be able to tell for sure.
Unlikely. May have tendonitis, bone prominence or bursitis. Best to have it evaluated. May need xray for initial evaluation. It not obvious, or if the doctor feels it may be soft tissue, then an mr can be helpful. You should definitely have this evaluated. Dr l.
Several. X-ray, ct scan, mri.
A few options. Consider xray, bone scan or mri.
Heel fracture. Calcaneal fractures vary with intra-extraarticular, displaced vs not. More painful if more soft tissue involvement.
Heel fracture. Marked ecchymosis and pain with significant deformity.
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.
Pain. Pain with inabilty to place weight on the foot. Recommend xray.
Any type of Fx of- -the calcaneus. The most serious R from a fall from height & landing on Ur feet.
See Podiatrist. Podiatrist will evaluate and x-ray and make diagnosis.
Go to the. Podiatrist and have an examnation with an x-ray taken. That's the surest way to find out.
X-ray. The best thing to do would be to see a professional and get an x-ray.
Need x ray. Examination may see swelling, deformity, confirmation by x ray.
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.
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.
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.