Foot Problems

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Great Lakes Foot & Ankle Centers – Podiatrists in Kenosha, WI Podiatric Foot Care Foot x-ray

Metatarsal Stress Fracture

A hairline break in one of the long foot bones is a metatarsal stress fracture. The break is caused by excessive stress, typically during sporting activities or because of excess weight.

 

The staff at Great Lakes Foot & Ankle Centers can help you deal with the pain associated with a metatarsal stress fracture.

Two offices serve you better

Kenosha - Call 262-652-3668

Racine - Call 262-884-0944

Diagnosis

Typically, a metatarsal stress fracture shows itself through pain and swelling in the ball of the foot. Because our doctors can reproduce the pain by pressure, an X-ray is often unnecessary.

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Treatment

Initial treatments include rest, elevation, and ice, but sometimes a walking cast is needed.