Ugeskr Læger 2009;171(37):2657-2658
Summary Missed stress fracture of the calcaneus Ugeskr Læger 2009;171(37):2657-2658 A stress fracture of the calcaneus is the result of rhythmically recurring sub-threshold traumata and is typically seen in athletes. The diagnosis is difficult because stress fractures are easily missed in traditional radiographs. It is therefore recommended to perform magnetic resonance imaging. Treatment includes paracetamol and rest - and in severe cases plaster bandage and/or walker. Stress fracture of the calcaneus should be considered in cases with acute onset of severe and persistent heel pain in physically active individuals.