... reat interest all the different postings, mostly many years old now, about Calcaneus fractures. I fell about 12 feet onto concrete, and in addition to some other broken bones in my foot, broke the heel into a dozen pieces. Screws and a small plate were used to put it back together. ... (8 replies)
... I have heard of several Heelies having no cast over the years, so there might be times when that is the best choice. If you can get up and down stairs at this point, you are well ahead of average. ... (1 replies)
... I have had no cast plaster nor surgery as adviced due to infection etc. I was told I would not be able to putany weight on it until week 12. ... (1 replies)
... I broke both my heels close to 30 years ago. Fell off a brick dividing wall and landed on concrete. Laid there for 30 minutes. Started to get up with my right foot, but couldn't. Thought OMG broke my foot; oh well still have my left one. Wrong. Crawled my way to a nearby dumpster & was able to pull myself up to sit on it and wait for Anybody. It was 2:00 am.
A cop... (11 replies)
... Very bad idea. I went to the doc, about 4 weeks, they wanted to do surgery but I was to swollen. That is when he mentioned cutting my foot off to get me on with my life. I ad been elevating all the time, but not as high as I should.
I started sleeping with it on 2 pillows, 2 pillows on recliner tilted back too. Next week things were alot better.
Sounds like you... (3 replies)
... it wasn't broken. I took a Percocet left over from a wrist injury and it worked for about 2 hours. I was alone so in the morning my friend took me to the ER. My heel is cleanly broken in 3 places with a sliver coming off the side that looks like it's shredded. I don't need surgery thank goodness. ... (3 replies)
... Hey there,
We are right about at the same time in recovery, I think I might be a month a head of you (My surgery was 23 August).
Are you in a boot? Or shoes? It took me about 5 or 6 weeks to be full weight bearing in my boot. Once I was given the clearence to start into shoes, I waited until I had my first PT. There, they were surprised I wasn't walking yet, and basically... (14 replies)
... Hey! Yeah, stairs can be tricky, lol. I didn't need surgery either but I was in a fiberglass cast for 4 weeks, switched to an air cast 2 weeks ago. I'm pretty sure a walking cast is the same thing. I certainly felt all sorts of tingling, although not anymore. ... (13 replies)
... I was also lucky enough to only fracture my heel in 2 places, so no surgery. However, I have heard pretty good news about heels healing fast. ... (13 replies)
... Hey guys! I'm home from today's doctor's appt. Looks pretty good. He switched me to an air cast so I can clean my foot finally! LOL. He said I can probably go weight bearing in 4 weeks and I can start PT now. It all seems decent considering I'm 4 weeks in. ... (13 replies)
... o male. I broke my heel a month ago. Basically, I was tripping on my friend's stairs and decided that I would jump to the bottom insteading of tumbling. ... (13 replies)
... I have been a "Heelie" since 1984. I went through a long recovery, 2 months in a non weight bearing cast followed by at least 3 months walking with crutches. I was 22 years old at the time. Surgery was not preformed as I was told there were too many pieces. ... (7 replies)
... When I landed on a concrete sidewalk from about 7 feet, I knew immediately that it was broken and made a trip to the ER. I had no surgery but wore a cast for quite a few weeks and recall the pain involved. ... (3 replies)
... broke my heel. I was also a smoker and had low Vitamin D which all hindered my heeling. Since I had no medical insurance I did not have surgery but did have a cast for 6 weeks and then a Boot for 3 more months. It took 2 months of Physical Therapy till I was able to walk. ... (7 replies)
... Strangely enough you might think, I never had a cast and only had 3 days off the foot when I had the wound drain in. ... (7 replies)
... months to heel". Well I knew 3 months was too short. In a cast for 6 weeks and been in a walking boot ever since. Still hurts all the time. ... (7 replies)
... Fell off a ladder 3 weeks. In a cast. Have electric shocks, my foot is extremely cold, and my toes turn cold when I walk around using my walker. Has anyone gone through this? Am very scared. (18 replies)
... Hi, My name is Kevin and on January 26 I slid down a roof and fell 12 feet to the pavement. I managed to land on my feet, heels first. I broke my left heel into four pieces and bruised my right heel. ... (1 replies)
... I broke mine August '09, was in a cast for four weeks, had no PT treatment, and am now walking properly no limp, though it was the case for awhile, slight pain sometimes but it's gettig better every month, ive been drinking alot of milk and done some home therapy, my aim is to be pain free running by june '11, people really do underestimate this injury but i feel for all of... (15 replies)
... I just didn't want someone to feel they were behind. These is an unusual injury. Not just the typical broken bone cast and done. Varies alot. Glad its going good for you. ... (54 replies)