Metatarsal Fractures
By contactus@nashvillepodiatry.com
March 21, 2018
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Each foot has five metatarsal bones extending to your toes – they are the long bones in the middle of the foot. There are two main types of fractures that can occur: stress and acute. A stress fracture is a repetitive or an overuse injury. Acute fractures are caused by a sudden injury, like getting stomped on or kicked. Due to its location, the most common bone to fracture suddenly is the fifth metatarsal on the outside of the foot.

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You will usually experience pain and tenderness around the area of the fracture.  There may also be some bruising and swelling – it may be difficult to put weight on the affected foot and movement of your foot may be limited. Immobilization, rest, ice, and anti-inflammatories can help with the pain and swelling.

Dr. Mendoza will analyze your x-rays to see if your mid-foot pain is caused by a metatarsal fracture. Click here or call our office at 615-452-8899 to schedule your appointment today!

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