12 Feb Heel Fracture Treatment
Before starting the treatment of heel fracture, x-ray and computed tomography should be taken, the condition of the fracture should be determined and preparations should be made accordingly. If there is no fracture, slippage or displacement, plaster treatment is applied. However, since heel fractures occur as a result of falling from a height, a lot of crushing is seen. If the heel fracture is treated with a cast, there is no definite improvement in the patients. Slipped heel fractures are treated with surgery. Post-operative recovery takes 2 months. Fracture healing can take a long time.
Heel Fracture After Treatment
After the cast is removed and the heel heals, the person should be careful while walking and stepping on the foot, and should not make any movements that force the heel for a while. In the heel removed from the cast, muscle and movement functions may not be adequate at first. Therefore, after the cast is removed, physical therapy methods can be applied to restore the heel's mobility and reduce pain. Physical therapy can be done in two ways: before the cast comes off and after it comes off. While the aim of the treatment applied while the heel is in plaster is to reduce pain and edema formation in the plastered part; The treatment applied afterwards is to restore the foot's former movement and flexibility.