Have I broken my heel?

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  • Have I broken my heel?
  • Tom B
    Member

    In true singletrack asking for medical advice from none medical experts….

    Yesterday afternoon I was bouldering at The Roaches, fell and missed my pads. I landed upright, with my left foot hitting a rock. After initially thinking that death was a forgone conclusion, I limped out thinking that it was probably just bruised.

    Fast forward to today, not too much bruising nor swelling, but sweet lord it’s painful. Attempting to put even a tiny bit of body weight on it is very very unpleasant. So, likely a fracture or a bruise?

    Flaperon
    Member

    My dad broke his heel a few years ago. He spent a long time in plaster and the opportunity to operate on the foot is very time limited, and it’s a major operation as well.

    Can’t remember much more but the heel is a really shit bone to break. 😕

    Premier Icon Twodogs
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    So, likely a fracture or a bruise?

    yep

    scruff9252
    Member

    Sounds like you may wish to get it checked out – I’d hobble along to the walking wounded dept of my local hospital if I were you…

    Sounds like Cat Aids.

    The bad kind.

    Tom B
    Member

    🤣

    I think that I’m going to go to a and e. Feel like a right **** for doing so mind, but something doesn’t feel right with it at all!

    Premier Icon TomB
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    I work in a&e. A heel fracture is a very important diagnosis not to miss, as the calcaneus/heel bone heals poorly and surgical options need consideration early. Get yourself an X-ray- don’t worry about it!

    Tom B
    Member

    From one Tom B to another 👍

    ….20 minutes in to a projected 2 hour wait in a and e!

    Tom B
    Member

    I haven’t broken my heel.

    Bruised heels are really **** painful!

    Our NHS really is amazing 👍

    fossy
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    fossy
    Member

    Good timing too. Can’t fault the NHS. Sorted my broken spine.

    shermer75
    Member

    Congrats! Very lucky to have avoided a broken heel there

    Haze
    Member

    Bruised heel, used to get this a lot in my skateboarding days…couple of days to get over it (I was a lot younger then), then go out and do it again…

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