A-Z of Injuries

Ankle & Foot - Metatarsal Fracture

Fracture of the metatarsal is common in sports, usually caused by direct trauma or excessive rotational forces and overuse, the most common of these being the fifth metatarsal fracture.

Signs & symptoms:

  • Severe foot pain
  • Swollen or bruised foot
  • Inability to walk on the foot

Treatment depends on the severity and location of the injury; if alignment is satisfactory immobilisation may be sufficient for 6-8weeks. Due to the poor healing capacity of the fifth metatarsal many consultants will decide to perform surgery.

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