A Metatarsal Stress Fracture is the second most common stress fracture and often occurs in the second, third, or fourth metatarsal bones. The most common causes associated with a Metatarsal Stress Fracture include overuse and biomechanic issues, such as overpronation and oversupination.
What is it?
A Metatarsal Stress Fracture is a hairline fracture of the metatarsal bones in the foot.
Common Signs & Symptoms:
Common symptoms include a gradual onset of pain, pain in the middle or front of the foot, and pain that increases during weight-bearing activities. Tenderness may, also, occur at the fracture point.
Common Assessments: Assessment methods involve evaluating pain levels and pain location, palpation for tenderness, and testing for strength and range of motion limitations. X-rays can confirm the diagnosis of a Metatarsal Stress Fracture.
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