Go to navigation Go to content
Toll-Free: 855-997-2367
Phone: 540-904-1458
Shenandoah Podiatry
BBB Badge
Toll Free: 855-997-2367
Roanoke: 540-904-1458

Metatarsal Fractures

Comments (0)

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.

Be the first to comment!

Post a Comment

To reply to this message, enter your reply in the box labeled "Message", hit "Post Message."

Name:*

Email:* (will not be published)

Message:*

Notify me of follow-up comments via email.