A Jones Fracture occurs at the 5th metatarsal bone. Causes include rolling the ankle inward while the foot is pointed down placing stress on the 5th metatarsal bone, or overuse.
What is it?
A Jones Fracture is a fracture, breaking, of the bone at the most proximal end of the 5th metatarsal bone.
Common Signs & Symptoms:
Common symptoms of a Jones Fracture include sudden pain at the 5th metatarsal, tenderness at the fracture point, in some cases, deformity, and pain during weight-bearing or inability to perform weight-bearing activities.
Assessment methods may include evaluating pain levels and location, tenderness on palpation, analysis of strength and range of motion limitations, and often, an X-ray to confirm the diagnosis. The affected limb is, then, immobilized for 4-6 weeks, followed by a rehabilitation exercise program to regain function.
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