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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.


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.


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

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Kenosha, WI 53142
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Mount Pleasant, WI 53406
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