- Have I broken my heel?
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?Posted 10 months ago
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. 😕Posted 10 months ago
So, likely a fracture or a bruise?
yepPosted 10 months ago
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…Posted 10 months ago
Sounds like Cat Aids.
The bad kind.Posted 10 months ago
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!Posted 10 months ago
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!Posted 10 months ago
From one Tom B to another 👍
….20 minutes in to a projected 2 hour wait in a and e!Posted 10 months ago
I haven’t broken my heel.
Bruised heels are really **** painful!
Our NHS really is amazing 👍Posted 10 months ago
Good stuff.Posted 10 months ago
Good timing too. Can’t fault the NHS. Sorted my broken spine.Posted 10 months ago
Congrats! Very lucky to have avoided a broken heel therePosted 10 months ago
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…Posted 10 months ago
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