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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
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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.