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Metatarsal Fractures

In the US, there are approximately 206,000 metatarsal (toe) fractures every year! 5th metatarsal fractures represent 68% if all metatarsal fractures.

For the Jones Fracture, a common type of 5th metatarsal fracture, the non-union* rate may be as high as 28%! (*Non-union means the fracture doesn’t heal)

There are many fractures that lead to 5th metatarsal non-unions:

  • Lack of blood supply
  • Nutrient artery disruption
  • Muscle/tendon overdistraction

If you believe you might’ve fractured your metatarsal (toe), please make an appointmentto be examined! There are many treatment options we can offer to ease the pain.