Stress Fracture of the Calcaneus – This pain gets worse the more you walk on it and is due to overworking your heel bone. Find out how to fix it FAST!
Stress fractures occur as a cycle or repetitive loading and unloading of the bone and are not the result of a weak bone or any other systemic illness like osteoporosis! People who develop stress fractures can be described as weekend warriors or people who start to take on too much of an activity too quickly after not preparing themselves properly.
This would include people who went from not walking to walking many miles per day, or someone who just started training very hard for a marathon after not really running before. If the patient has diabetes or decreased nerve function this raises the possibility of a neuropathic fracture which is a fracture due to a lack of feeling and sensation in that area of the heel.
The stress fracture will eventually heal on its own if you keep weight off it, but you can do these things to make it heal faster and prevent one from even coming back.
Healing time of two months or so until the pain has gone away; the stress fracture of the calcaneus almost always heals in the correct position.