Heel Bone Fracture Diagnosis and Symptoms
The heel bone may expand and shorten as a result of a fracture. A fracture may also penetrate the subtalar joint of the foot in some situations. Damage to the articular cartilage that covers the joint as a result of this can lead to long-term consequences like persistent pain, arthritis, and loss of motion.
Minor calcaneus fractures may not be painful enough to prevent you from walking, but you will limp. Because the Achilles tendon supports your body weight through the calcaneus, this is the case. However, if your calcaneus is deformed as a result of the injury, your muscle and tendon will be unable to support your weight. You’ll notice that your foot and ankle feel unstable, and you’ll walk differently as a result. Other symptoms include discomfort, bruising, swelling, heel deformity, and inability to walk or place weight on the heel.
Are You Suffering From Calcaneal Fractures In The Caldwell Or Meridian, Idaho Area?
If you're suffering from calcaneal fractures you owe it to yourself to speak with our experienced podiatrists as soon as possible. Please feel free to contact us online or call our office directly at 208.855.5955 to schedule your appointment. We service all areas surrounding Meridian, Idaho as well as all areas in the Caldwell, Idaho area. We look forward to helping you!