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

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Dr. Jay Ryan
Podiatry
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Jay Ryan
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Dr. Daniel Farber
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle

In brief: Stay off ladders!

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

In brief: Stay off ladders!

Falls from a height are the most common cause of heel fractures.
So be careful on roofs, ladders, and similar situations.
Dr. Daniel Farber
Dr. Daniel Farber
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