What are Fractures?
There are 26 bones in your foot, and any of them can become fractured. A fracture is a break or crack in the bone, and they are caused by overuse or trauma to the area. Some of the most common types of foot fractures include:
- Calcaneal fractures – This is a fracture in the heel bone that can lead to bone collapse
- Fifth metatarsal fractures – This is a crack or break of the long bone located on the outer foot, commonly caused by ankle rolls
- Ankle fractures – These fractures can be severe and shatter the ankle, and are generally caused by the ankle rolling inward or outward