Heel Fracture


  • A heel fracture, also known as a calcaneal fracture, is a break in the heel bone.
  • It is the largest bone in the foot and plays a crucial role in supporting the body weight
  • This type of injury can occur as a result of a high-impact injury
  • From overuse and repetitive stress on the heel bone


  • Heel fracture can include pain, swelling, tenderness, and bruising at the site.
  • Difficulty walking or putting weight on the affected foot.
  • In some cases, the broken bone may be visible through the skin or misaligned.


  • Diagnosis of a heel fracture typically involves a physical examination.
  • Imaging tests such as X-rays or MRI scans.
  • Evaluation by a specialist, such as an orthopaedic surgeon or podiatrist.
  • Immobilization with a cast or boot, physical therapy in simple cases.
  • Surgery to realign the bones in severe cases.

It's important to note that the best treatment plan for Ulnar Nerve decompression will vary depending on the severity of the condition and the individual patient. Book an appointment with us and consult with our specialist for a personalized treatment plan.It is important to seek prompt medical attention if you suspect you have a heel fracture, as untreated or improperly treated fractures can lead to complications such as chronic pain, limited mobility, or the development of arthritis. With proper care and treatment, most heel fractures will heal over time, allowing for a return to normal activities. However, recovery may take several months and may require a significant period of rest and rehabilitation.

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    Dr. Vijay Kumar Sohanlal
    Orthopedic surgeon
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