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Heel Fractures

Causes of Heel Fractures

Most often, heel fractures are caused by high-energy trauma, such as a fall or motor vehicle collision. While a twisting injury can lead to the heel being cracked, a head-on car crash may shatter the bone altogether. In any event, heel fracture patterns are normally similar, though the force of the impact may determine the severity of the injury.
A calcaneal stress fracture, meanwhile, is often the result of excessive weight-bearing activity such as running or marching, and often show up following either an increase in activity or a chance in training conditions.