... Hey everyone well its as bad it can be doctors said wow! The worst pain ever had, I fell off a latter 10' to concrete exploded my heal to dust and shattered my ankle! 4 weeks now still in bad pain can't have surgery because of debeties and they said I could lose my foot! ... (3 replies)
... to the category of "heelie". These are people who have broken their heels. We are a special group. No one really understands us because they think a broken heel is like every other broken bone, but it's not. It takes WAY longer to heal and it's much more painful. You used the word "lifechanging. ... (1 replies)
... th, 2012 I slipped and fell down a 100ft cliff onto the rocks below. It was a long,long, long way down. It resulted in a major concussion,10 staples to my head,a broken arm, fractures in my neck,pelvis,back and both feet. My heel on the left foot is shattered with multiple fragments. ... (1 replies)
... months since I broken my heel. The bottom of my heel was shattered into little pieces. My doctor says my bones have "knitted" together enough for me to put weight down. ... (0 replies)
... foot fall resulting in a shattered heel in October which led to reconstructive surgery...plate and 10 screws. ... (3 replies)
... I shattered my calcaneous way back in 1998 with a fall from over 40 feet. I can still remember the pain and fear from the whole incident. ... (2 replies)
... I shattered my calcaneous and talus. They couldn't do surgery cause it was to swollen. It healed back pretty good, I am glad they didn't do surgery. ... (2 replies)
... I shattered my heel, foot and broke my ankle on january 27th of this year. for health issues they can't operate at all. ... (2 replies)
... The day she did my surgery she had two other calcaneus fractures the same day. Her high level of experience has been a comfort to me. Knowing how important the heel bone is, I would recommend you do your homework choosing an orthopedic specialist. ... (24 replies)
... times a week, you should do those same exercises at home 6 times a day. It's all about unstiffening that heel all around its joint. Let me know how you progress. ... (34 replies)
I first suggest you search all the threads here for "shattered heel" or "calcaneous"; the past posts at HB were very valuable to me during my recovery; I'm fully recovered 2.5 yrs later and I enjoy helping the new heelers.
You are very lucky you did not require surgery (no displacement); surgery add it's own issues (infection, nerve & blood vessel damage,... (34 replies)
... Ditto on all Jane said. Looks like she's been there/done that.
The philosophy I developed was to err on the side of progress. For most things, even trying to run a few years post injury I decided to go ahead and pay the price rather than giving up the ability. For me most things did work themselves out. And the reward is that I can now chase my grandson around and... (6 replies)
... The part about the "rest" of the ankle being dependent on the heel's status is true. Bear in mind this all depends on if you need follow up surgery or not. Heel and talus bones are tough injuries to overcome and frequently you will alwas have a reminder of the injury they have suffered. ... (6 replies)
... thanks for the reply Ken. nice to hear you will eventually be pain free. that seems like a long time to "heel", is that because of the tissue damage or the bone has to grow together? and where did they get the bone from. it doesn't sound like the fusiun can be reversed once it's done. i was hoping in time science would find a way to fill the empty cartalige pockets without... (8 replies)
... I shattered my heal 5 months ago. ... (8 replies)
... I broke my right heel into 5 large pieces and pulverized quite a bit of the softer inside bone. I was hiking and jumped down about 8 feet onto a boulder. ... (88 replies)
... Welcome DEEDS. Sounds like you're in the right place. Please feel free to read the many posts in here, but I'm pretty sure the answers are the same for all of us here.
1. Be patient. There is no standard for this injury.
2. Be patient. Even the Doctors don't always know the right answers.
3. Be patient. Getting better from this is a process--not an event.
4. Be patient.... (88 replies)
... Hello all. I am new here. I shattered my right heel on June 26, 2005. I am about 8 weeks into recovery at this point with my next orthopedic surgeon appt on September 1st. ... (88 replies)
... I am still suffering from a right broken calcaneous on Sep 6, 2003. ... (88 replies)
... Eight years ago I spent the 4th getting my heel screwed back together. ... (88 replies)