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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...

Can I walk on my tip toes if I have a heel fracture?

Tip toe. If it is a healing fracture. You may consult with your doctor about the possibility of using cam walker. This is a special fracture boot that is designed to allow for normal walking while the fracture heals. Read more...
It is possible, but. You should consult your physician because it depends on the type of fracture. Read more...

I have a heel fracture. It's not displaced, don't need surgery. How long before I can start trying to walk with the boot cast?

Ask your orthopedist. Your doctor can give you the best answer since he knows the extent and location of the fracture in the heel. Read more...
Heel fracture. Anywhere from immediately to 8-10 wks. Sorry for vague answer but it depends on factors such as severity & location. Talk to your orthopedist. Read more...
Fractured heel. On average, such a heel fracture is non-weight bearing for a minimum of 6 to 8 weeks. This could be even longer depending on how the healing process is doing on X-ray evaluations. This timeline is totally up to your treating doctor as every patient is different. 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...

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...