Top Washington D.C., Maryland, and Northern Virginia Orthopedic Surgeons Specializing in Jones Fractures
This condition is a fracture of the foot's fifth metatarsal, the bone that attaches to the base of the small toe. A Jones fracture refers only to a fracture that occurs at the proximal end of this bone - the end of the bone closest to the ankle.
What is a Jones fracture?
This detailed video describes Jones fractures, including their causes, symptoms, and treatment. In some cases, a Jones fracture can be treated with a cast to keep it from moving while your foot heals. But because this type of fracture often fails to heal properly, you may need surgery. Your healthcare provider can create a plan that's right for you.