Jones Fractures

Jones Fractures

By: Dr. Roman Burk A Jones fracture is a specific type of fracture that occurs at the base of the 5th metatarsal. To locate the 5th metatarsal, run your finger along the outside of your foot, near the mid-foot region. You will feel the 5th metatarsal base, which is...
Achilles Tendon Ruptures

Achilles Tendon Ruptures

By Dr. Roman Burk An Achilles tendon rupture is a complete or partial tear that occurs when the tendon is stretched beyond its capacity. Forceful jumping or pivoting, or sudden accelerations of running, can overstretch the tendon and cause a tear. This is a common...