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A fracture is a complete or incomplete break in a bone that occurs when the physical force exerted on a bone is stronger than the bone itself. The average person suffers two fractures during his or her lifetime. Children and athletes who have high activity levels are at greater risk for fractures. As you age, your bones become more brittle and you are more likely to suffer fractures. There are also certain diseases that can increase your risk for fractures. The physicians and surgeons at Ankle & Foot of Edmonds treat both ankle fractures and foot fractures caused by direct blows, crush injuries, falls, or overuse. Fractures commonly affect the bone that is located on the outside of your foot, which is the “pinkie” toe side, or fifth metatarsal. If you have a fifth metatarsal fracture, have it examined by a foot and ankle surgeon at Ankle & Foot of Edmonds as soon as possible. 

Fifth Metatarsal Fracture

The fifth metatarsal is the long bone on the outside of your...

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