The calcaneus is the heel bone. Heel bone fractures can be due to daily activities/ stress on the bone or from trauma to the bone such as falling from a ladder.
Treatment of foot and ankle fractures
Every fracture injury should be evaluated to ensure appropriate treatment. Tests such as an x-ray, bone scan or MRI may be required in order to assess the extent of the fracture.
Treatment of fractures in the foot and ankle usually involve immobilisation for several weeks to assist with healing. However, the specific treatment program recommended will depend on the nature and severity of the fracture injury.