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How can you tell if you've got a heel fracture - or need an x-ray?
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Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Podiatry
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
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In brief: 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

In brief: 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
Dr. Darrell Latva
Dr. Darrell Latva
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Dr. Adam Teichman
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Adam Teichman
Dr. Adam Teichman
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In brief: Need x ray
Examination may see swelling , deformity, confirmation by x ray.

In brief: Need x ray
Examination may see swelling , deformity, confirmation by x ray.
Dr. Addagada Rao
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