General Information on Heel Contusion
A contusion is a bruise that affected the bone. A heel contusion causes inflammation of the periosteum, the tissue covering the heel bone. Similar to other heel conditions, contusions of this nature are relatively common in runners and athletes.
Symptoms of Heel Contusion
Symptoms of a heel contusion include:
Pain and tenderness in the heel and soles of the affected foot
Pain is usually worsened while standing, walking, or after rising from a long period of sitting or lying down (may be alleviated by sitting)
Treatments For Heel Contusion
Your health care provider will perform a physical exam of the affected area. An x-ray and other tests may be performed. Most contusions will heal on their own. Treatment include physical therapy, casts, taping, night splints, orthotics, pain relief medications, or surgery. Other treatments may be used depending on the severity of the symptoms. If you are experiencing symptoms similar to those listed above, contact your health care provider for further examination.
Heel Contusion - personal experiences
Heel Contusion experience by - Rhonda
Merritt Island, Fl. USA
Easter sunday of 2011 my 2yr old son jumped into the swimming pool without his lifejacket on and began to sink. I ofcourse jumped in to get him and underestimated the depth of the water. I slammed my left heel on the bottom of the pool floor and was in excruciating pain. A friend grabbed my son from me and tried to help me from the water. I had to sit on the side of the pool for about 5 minutes until I could handle the pain. Went to ER, diagnosed with contusion of the heel. I was told to stay off of it for 4 days then if pain continued to get more x-rays. 5 days after injury, I am still in pain. Doctor appt. on Monday....
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