Fractured calcaneus

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What is fractured calcaneus?

Fractured calcaneus or broken heel is a partial or complete break in the back of the foot. A broken heel usually results from traumatic injury such as crush injuries, sports injuries, misstep, fall, etc.

Common symptoms reported by people with fractured calcaneus

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with fractured calcaneus

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Home Physical Therapy)
Type
Physical Therapy
How many have tried
2
Tried for
fractured calcaneus (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Talk therapy)
Type
Psychotherapy
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Myofascial release)
Type
Physical Therapy
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Percocet)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)

Data from patients with fractured calcaneus, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with fractured calcaneus

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Home Physical Therapy)
Perceived effectiveness
for fractured calcaneus (1 evaluation)
Side effects
muscle soreness pain
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
fractured calcaneus (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
upset stomach
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Talk therapy)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
insomnia agitation
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Myofascial release)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Percocet)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with fractured calcaneus, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has fractured calcaneus on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 1
30s 2
40s 7
50s 3
60s 6
70+ 1

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 9
Female 11

These charts show data from fractured calcaneus patients who have completed their condition history
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