Fracture of the base of the 5th metatarsal (Jones)

You have sustained a fracture to the base of the 5th metatarsal of your foot, which is known as a Jones fracture. Please use the picture below to understand where this injury is. This normally takes approximately 6 weeks to unite (heal) although pain and swelling can be ongoing for 3-6 months.

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Fracture of the base of the 5th metatarsal (Jones)

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