Broken Heel Bone

About a week and a half ago, my mom slipped off a curb and broke her heel (calcaneus)bone. She is currently in a cast, waiting for the results of a bone scan. She is experiencing burning pain in the arch of her foot, along with tingiling and numbness. She is also having pain that starts in the heel and radiates both up the back of her leg and out through her foot to her toes. We have tried both ice and heat, and nothing seems to help. Even the pain pills the Orthopedic Dr. perscribed don't help. (Darvocet) Is there anything else we can do? Her dr just keeps saying to keep it up and stay off of it (non weight baring) which she has been, and it doesn't help... The pain is unbearable.

Posted By Becky on August 24, 2004 at 08:54:27:

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