5th metatarsal stress fractures are most commonly seen in good amateur and professional athletes. They usually present with vague lateral foot pain during or after exercise. Sometimes they can present with sudden severe pain when running and suddenly changing direction for example without any direct trauma to the foot. Early diagnosis is important usually with x-ray and MRI. Early diagnosis allows early treatment and immobilisation often avoiding the need for surgery. Chronic 5th metatarsal stress fractures on the other hand often require screw fixation to achieve bony healing.
Ankle to foot clinic(A2F Clinic) is now seeing routine as well as acute foot and ankle cases. We can offer face to face consultations with appropriate PPE and are now starting routine as well as urgent operations. We have recommenced joint injections. We still offer remote video link consultations for patients who are self isolating and who do not need a face to face consultation and examination. We are able to offer the full range of diagnostic imaging including x-rays, ultrasound, MRI and CT scans. We have clinics most days.
Please ring Jayne Hainsworth my secretary on 0113 2185942 for an appointment.