If you have had an injury to the heel that has yet to be evaluated and continues to give you pain and discomfort, make an appointment at our Great Neck office by calling (516) 482-5999 as soon as possible after the injury has occurred.
The heel bone or, as it’s officially known the calcaneus, is the large bone upon which the rear part of the foot rests. It connects to two other bones known as the talus and cuboid bones. Those two bones are connected by the subtalar joint, which is important for normal foot function. The heel bone has been compared to a hard-boiled egg: a thin, hard shell on the outside with a soft, spongy bone on the inside. If the outer shell is fractured, the bone tends to collapse and break apart. This is a major injury and if the break also involves the joints, there is potential for other more long-term issues, such as chronic pain or arthritis.