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 appointment to be examined! There are many treatment options we can offer to ease the pain.