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What is a Metatarsal Stress Fracture?

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Simply, a metatarsal stress fracture is a subtle, incomplete fracture of one or more of the metatarsals, the five long bones in the middle of the foot that connect the bones near the heel to the bones in the toes. Although a fairly common foot disorder, stress fractures cause pain in the ball of the foot, and it’s important to have them diagnosed and treated the right away to avoid developing more problems.
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