Behind our foot, there is a bone called the calcaneus, and it is more commonly known as the our heel bone. It has a few important functions, including
Our foot is able to rotate inwards and outwards due to the joint just above the calcaneal bone.
Our calcaneal bone can get fractured by a few causes, such as
Heel stress fractures is usually seen in
Some of the symptoms of calcaneal stress fractures includes:
If you had a recent injury and you suspect that you may have ankle sprain or calcaneal stress fracture, you should immediately
If you decided to see an orthopedic doctor (we can refer/recommend you too if you're unsure), he will likely send you for an X-ray to ascertain if your injury is:
Calcaneal Stress Fracture Physiotherapy
When you see our senior physiotherapists, what we will do is first perform the RICER approach to new injuries. Once we have been given the go-ahead by the referring doctor to confirm medical and orthopedic stability of your calcaneal stress fracture, then we can start active physiotherapy in our physio clinics
It may take some time before we can progress you to
full weight bearing walking and running, but we will start to get you back on
your feet, to walk normally, and eventually run. In some patients, we may even have to do balance retraining and strength
conditioning before we can discharge them, as well as recommend regular deep tissue release sessions.