What is a Jones fracture?
A Jones fracture is a fracture of the bone on the pinky toe side of your foot, the fifth metatarsal bone.
This fracture can happen when you increase your training, increase pressure on your feet from gaining weight, or run on uneven surfaces. You can also fracture this bone during lateral (side-to-side) movements or while dancing en pointe, as in ballet.
A Jones fracture often happens near the end of the bone and usually disrupts blood flow. Because the bone gets less blood, your healing time goes up.
Jones Fracture Prevention
To help prevent a Jones fracture:
- Wear proper shoes for your activity.
- Use proper training techniques.
- Avoid running on uneven surfaces.