Soccer Injuries : Jones Fracture

1 de February de 2020

Jones fracture or fracture of the fifth metatarsal of the foot is one of the most frequent sports injuries in our environment, generally related to the practice of soccer. It is important to emphasize the importance of appropriate sports footwear for a specific type of exercise, due to the distribution of the body load on our feet and as a prevention of future injuries.


fracture of the fifth metatarsal fracture of jones


When playing soccer, the following events should be taken into account, which may favor the occurrence of injuries:

  • Abrupt changes of direction and rhythm.
  • Impact against the ball, as well as with other players.
  • Running and, in turn, inappropriate footwear

The soccer shoe or boot must be perfectly adapted to the type of foot and the main elements it should offer are the following: traction zones for ball control and protective elements on the forefoot area.


jones fracture athlete's foot

Why does Jones fracture occur in soccer players?

When running, all the weight of our body falls on the areas of plantar support, which are the heel and metatarsal area, and specifically the fifth metatarsal is an area very susceptible to stress fractures, due to this continuous support.



Therefore, Jones fracture can be caused by a continuous impact or it can also occur abruptly, possibly due to the use of shoes with low resistance at the level of the plantar arch. The way to check if this resistance is adequate is by bending the sole of the boot, as excessive flexibility is a sign of inappropriate footwear.

If you have any questions, please contact Clínica San Román. Experts in all kinds of foot treatments with more than 35 years of experience. If you feel discomfort, it is recommended to visit a podiatrist to prevent future problems.


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Date of publication: 21-05-2018

Revision date: 1-02-2020


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