Fractures of the metatarsals may result from a direct blow, a severe twisting injury or by repetitive stress.
A metatarsal fracture due to repetitive stress is known as a march fracture.
Treatment for a metatarsal fracture may involve the application of a walking plaster, principally for comfort, which is worn for three weeks.
Fractures of the metatarsal readily unite.
Last reviewed 01/2018