FOOT PAIN? YOU MIGHT HAVE A FRACTURE

Are you experiencing pain and swelling on the outside of your foot? Are you having difficulty walking? You may have a stress fracture, commonly known as Jones Fracture. This is a repetitive stress type injury commonly seen with runners. A Jones Fracture is a stress fracture of the 5th Metatarsal at the metaphyseal-diaphyseal junction. They are often the result of repetitive stress built up over time. These fractures can be slow to heal. There is a high incidence of non-union due to poor blood supply in this area. This is different from an avulsion fracture (Dancer’s Fracture) where the insertion of the Peroneus Brevis pulls the bone or a fracture of the distal metatarsal. Mechanism of In