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What is a Jones Fracture?

  • The Jones fracture occurs on the fifth metatarsal, which is the bone that connects your little toe to the rest of your foot.

  • They can sometimes disrupt blood supply resulting in permanent failure of a bone to heal.

  • You may experience pain, swelling, bruising and severe pain while walking.

How did I get this?

  • Repetitive strain and overuse injuries contribute to Jones fractures forming. They can also happen when the foot or ankle twist inwards.

What can I do about it?

  • RICE techniques- Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation he ice and the skin. Use ice for 20 minutes and then wait at least

  • Contact a podiatrist

What help can I get for this?

  • Podiatrists may consider immobilising the area depending severity of the injury (crutches may also be needed to avoid placing weight on the injured foot).

  • Foot and ankle surgeon may be needed if there is a displaced bone, multiple breaks, or has failed it hasn't healed with conservative treatments.

When will it get better?

  • Depending on the severity healing times will vary.

  • If casting is needed, rehabilitation can start once its removed and you will be able to resume your normal activities gradually.

  • Age can play a massive part in the healing process.