A heel fracture can be a serious break that requires extended healing time. It may need up to 10 - 12 weeks of no weight-bearing on the bone. Your foot will most likely be in a cast or boot to immobilize it. You will also need treatment to bring down the swelling. If your bone requires surgery, this takes place after the initial swelling has decreased and may add a few weeks to your recovery time. Even after the bone has recovered, you will be at risk for chronic problems like arthritis, so you may need additional therapies.
Failing to remedy the problem could lead to deformities and permanent weakness and pain, so seek immediate treatment. The sooner the problem is addressed, the more likely you will recover without severe complications. Contact Advanced Foot & Ankle Specialists of Arizona by using the online contact form, calling, or faxing our two locations: call (480) 963-9000 and fax (480) 963-0375 our Chandler office; or call (480) 981-1800 and fax (480) 981-0229 our Gilbert location.