Stress fracture

Stress or march fracture

What is it

It is possible for people to develop a stress fracture in the metatarsal bones with no specific injury. This is often due to increased activity such as training for a long run. It can also be due to other issues such as foot shape. The important thing here is to diagnose the problem

Non-surgical options

Treatment usually consists of rest, ice and elevation of the foot. It is very uncommon that surgery is needed for this problem. See here for further info: http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?topic=a00379

Surgical options

Risks of surgery specific to this procedure

What to expect after surgery

Expected recovery milestones

Recovery takes around six weeks.