A Jones fracture is a foot injury involving the fifth metatarsal along the outside of the foot connecting to the pinky toe. Because Jones fractures are often mistaken for ankle sprains, they often go undiagnosed and can lead to more serious problems. Luckily, our podiatrists in Bellmore at Cherrywood Foot Care can help you with whatever fractures in your feet you might have.
Some of the symptoms of a Jones fracture include:
- Pain and swelling on the outside of a foot at the base of the little toe
- Difficulty walking
At Cherrywood Foot Care, our podiatrists will diagnose your Jones fracture by examining your foot, asking about the pain you are having, and taking x-rays. After receiving a diagnosis, your doctor will show you how to treat your injury. The best way to take care of your foot is by giving it as much rest as you can, as well as applying ice to the affected area and elevating your foot when possible.
However, sometimes a Jones fracture might require surgery, depending on the severity. If surgery is required for you, our surgeons in Bellmore will show you how to care for your injury after the surgery. Depending on your condition, you might be able to put weight on your foot seven to 14 days after your surgery. It might take as much as three to four months to regain full mobility.
Our podiatrists at Cherrywood Foot Care in Bellmore are there for your metatarsal injuries, and we want to provide excellent care depending on the severity of your condition. Whatever the cause of your injury is, we want to help you get back on your feet and be able to enjoy life again, pain-free. If you think you might have suffered a Jones fracture, you can make an appointment and we will look at it, and tell you what you need to make the pain stop.