The fifth metatarsal is at the base of the small toe, and the proximal end, where the Jones fracture
occurs, is in the midportion of the foot
. Patients who sustain a Jones fracture
have pain over this middle/outside area of their foot, swelling, and difficulty walking.
Treatment of an acute Jones fracture that is not significantly displaced consists of a cast, splint or walking boot for 4-8 weeks. In case of non healing cast can remain for about 20 weeks.