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Heel Stress Fracture Physiotherapy



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

  • helping to support the foot structurally
  • very important foot bone for walking, jumping, running (moving generally)

Our foot is able to rotate inwards and outwards due to the joint just above the calcaneal bone.

Causes of Calcaneal Stress Fractures

Our calcaneal bone can get fractured by a few causes, such as

  • direct trauma due to falls and accidents
  • cancers and tumors
  • repetitive strain injury and stress (known as heel stress fracture)

Heel stress fractures is usually seen in

  • soldiers who march far/long distances with heavy load
  • long distance marathoners/runners

Symptoms of Calcaneus Stress Fractures

Some of the symptoms of calcaneal stress fractures includes:

  • Difficulty/inability to stand or walk
  • Difficulty/inability to weight bear on the affected foot
  • Swelling of the foot
  • Bruising of the foot
  • Severe heel pain

Treatment of Calcaneus stress Fractures

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:

  • bony (contusion versus fracture)
  • soft tissue (ligamental, tendon, muscle)
  • etc

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.



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Enquire and email your preferred physiotherapy appointment slot to nigel@phoenixrehabgroup.com or

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