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Jones Fractures

Jones Fracture: Foot Pain, Injury, and Misdiagnosis

Feeling a pain near the middle and sides of your foot? Have you injured the area or put great amounts of stress on your feet? A Jones fracture is a fracture which occurs at the proximal end of the fifth metatarsal, which is connected to your little toe. This proximal is closest to the ankle and can often be confused with a sprain.

Many Jones fractures are due to twisting the ankle, and can often be fixed with a cast, but in some cases surgery may be required. Athletes, especially dancers, are prone to this common injury and as a result it is often called the dancer’s fracture.

If you are experiencing any of the following, it is best to make an appointment as soon as possible with your podiatrist:

  • difficulty walking or inability to walk
  • swelling
  • bruising
  • pain