Jones Fracture Treatment

Jones Fracture Symptoms

The symptoms of a Jones fracture include:

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Difficulty walking

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Bruising

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Pain, swelling, and tenderness on the outside of the foot

Diagnosis and Treatment

If you are experiencing symptoms of a Jones fracture, you should schedule an appointment with one of the friendly foot doctors at Rocky Mountain Foot & Ankle right away for proper diagnosis and treatment. Jones fractures can be difficult to treat, so it is important to start as soon as possible.

To arrive at a diagnosis, we will ask how the injury occurred and when the pain started. We will also complete a thorough examination. X-rays will be ordered if a fracture is suspected. Because Jones fractures don’t always show up on the initial x-ray, additional imaging studies may be required later.

 Until you see one of our foot doctors, you can use the R.I.C.E. method at home to provide some comfort and decrease the chances of further injury:

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Rest

 Stay off the injured foot as walking and other activities could result in further injury.

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Ice

Apply an ice pack to the injured area for 20 minutes and then wait at least 40 minutes before icing again. Be sure to place a thin towel between the ice and skin.

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Compression

Use an elastic wrap to help control swelling.

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Elevation

Keep the foot raised slightly above heart level to reduce swelling.

Suffering from Jones Fracture?

Schedule an appointment with one of our friendly foot doctors.

 

After your evaluation, we may use one of these options for treatment of a Jones fracture:

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Immobilization

Depending on the severity of the injury, the foot is kept immobile with a cast, cast boot, or stiff-soled shoe. Crutches may also be needed to avoid placing weight on the injured foot.

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Bone stimulation

A pain-free external device is used to speed the healing of some fractures. Bone stimulation may be used as part of the treatment or following an inadequate response to immobilization.

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Surgery

If the injury involves a displaced bone, multiple breaks, or has failed to adequately heal, surgery may be required. We will determine the type of procedure that is best suited to the individual patient.

*Treatment and recovery will vary based on the patients’ individual needs.

Pain in the feet and ankles can be especially burdensome because it inhibits your ability to exercise, stand, and walk normally. If you’re experiencing foot or ankle pain, schedule an appointment with one of our friendly foot doctors. 

Make an Appointment Today!

The podiatrists at Rocky Mountain Foot & Ankle will thoroughly examine your feet and evaluate your symptoms to better understand your condition. We will work with you to create a treatment plan that best fits your needs and puts an end to your pain.

Meridian Office

2667 E. Gala Court, Suite 130, Meridian, Idaho 83642

Caldwell Office

1818 10th Ave Suite 250, Caldwell Idaho 83605

Monday - Thursday

8am - 5pm

Friday

8am - 3pm

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