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Forefoot Injuries INJURIES

Jones Fracture: Anatomy, Causes & Symptoms You Need to Know

Fractures of the fifth metatarsal are common injuries. Of all the metatarsal long bones in the foot, the fifth metatarsal is fractured the most at 68% (1). Jones fractures make up 17.5% of foot fractures (2).  The name “Jones Fracture” was named after Sir Robert Jones. He was an Orthopedic Surgeon who recognized fracture patterns…

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INJURIES Middle of Foot Injuries

Cuneiform Stress Fractures: Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis & Treatment

Cuneiform stress fractures are rare injuries. They can occur from too much stress being placed on the midfoot. Symptoms of cuneiform fractures include midfoot pain and swelling.  Cuneiform stress fractures are treated using rest and immobilization. In this article, we’ll discuss the causes, symptoms, and treatment for cuneiform fractures.  What Are the Cuneiform Bones? There…

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FOOT HEALTH INJURIES Middle of Foot Injuries

Displaced Cuneiform Fractures: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

Displaced cuneiform fractures are serious injuries and should be diagnosed and treated as soon as possible. The three cuneiform bones (medial cuneiform, intermediate cuneiform, and lateral cuneiform) make up the inner midfoot. They help reduce shock absorption when walking.  Cuneiform fractures that go untreated can cause chronic pain and disability.  In this article, we will be discussing…

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INJURIES Middle of Foot Injuries

Nondisplaced Cuneiform Fractures: Overview of Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

Nondisplaced cuneiform fractures, although uncommon, can occur in the midfoot. A cuneiform fracture occurs from direct trauma to one of the cuneiform bones in the foot. Isolated cuneiform bone fractures can also occur from repetitive stress on the cuneiform bones.  Fractures can either be nondisplaced or displaced.  A nondisplaced fracture is when the bone is…

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INJURIES Middle of Foot Injuries

Diagnosing Cuneiform Fractures: How to Identify a Cuneiform Fracture

Diagnosing cuneiform fractures in the foot can be difficult. Isolated cuneiform fractures in the foot are rare, thus they are commonly missed on initial diagnosis. It’s important to diagnose these fractures early to ensure the best possible outcomes. With prompt diagnosis and proper treatment, individuals can return to normal activities. Causes and Symptoms of Cuneiform…

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INJURIES Middle of Foot Injuries

Cuneiform Fracture: Anatomy, Causes & Symptoms of This Injury

An isolated cuneiform fracture of the foot is rare. However, they can occur and should be caught early. In many cases, cuneiform fractures occur along with other midfoot fractures in the foot.  Cuneiform fractures can occur from high-impact injuries such as falls, motor vehicle accidents, and direct blows to the foot. They can also occur…

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INJURIES Middle of Foot Injuries

Navicular Stress Fractures: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

Navicular fractures of the foot can occur due to repetitive stress on the navicular bone. This is known as a “stress fracture”. Navicular stress fractures can occur from activities such as marching, jumping, and running.  The navicular bone in the foot is located on the inner midfoot. It is located between the cuneiform bones and…

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INJURIES Middle of Foot Injuries

Displaced Navicular Fractures- An Overview of Navicular Fracture Treatment

Displaced fractures of the navicular bone can be painful and should be treated early. Treatment options for displaced navicular foot fractures include immobilization, and possible surgery. In this article, we’ll discuss the treatment options for displaced navicular fractures as well as how long they take to heal. What Is a Displaced Navicular Bone? A “displaced”…

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INJURIES Middle of Foot Injuries

Non-displaced Navicular Fractures: Causes, Diagnosis & Treatment

A non-displaced fracture of the navicular is when the navicular bone is broken, but the fracture fragments remain in proper alignment. Navicular body fractures and navicular avulsion fractures can be non-displaced or displaced.  Non-displaced navicular fractures should be diagnosed and treated early to ensure the best possible outcomes. Treatment for non-displaced tarsal navicular fractures includes…

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