What Are the Symptoms of a Jones Fracture?

  • Pain or chronic ache on the outside of the midfoot.
  • Tenderness when the affected area is pressed.
  • Bruising and swelling of the affected area.
  • Difficulty bearing weight or walking on the foot.

What Is the Treatment for a Jones Fracture?


In order to heal, a Jones fracture must be protected from weight-bearing activities for an extended period of time. Pressure may be diverted from the area of the fracture by means of a protective boot, cast, or stiff-soled shoe. However, crutches will also be necessary to keep weight off the foot completely. A minor fracture will take six to eight weeks to heal.


Anti-inflammatories may be prescribed to help reduce swelling and pain while the fracture heals.


A severe Jones fracture can take a long time to heal, and in such a case, surgery may be required. Jones fracture surgery typically involves the placement of screws or plates to hold the bone in place. Also, bone grafts are sometimes necessary.

Physical therapy

Finally, a period of physical therapy may be helpful to improve walking functions and to learn ways to avoid overstressing the healing bone.

Can a Jones Fracture Happen Again?

Yes, it’s not uncommon for a Jones fracture to reoccur, so it’s essential to keep weight off the injured food for the period stipulated by your podiatrist. In addition, it’s necessary to wait to resume normal activities until given the all clear following a post-surgery x-ray.

Are You Suffering From A Jones Fracture In The Caldwell Or Meridian, Idaho Area?

If you're suffering from a Jones fracture you owe it to yourself to speak with our experienced podiatrists as soon as possible. Please feel free to contact us online or call our office directly at 208.855.5955 to schedule your appointment. We service all areas surrounding Meridian, Idaho as well as all areas in the Caldwell, Idaho area. We look forward to helping you!

Dr. P. Roman Burk
Providing experienced private practice podiatry services in the Caldwell and Meridian, ID area since 2007.