What causes metatarsal stress fracture?

Updated: Jan 16, 2019
  • Author: Valerie E Cothran, MD; Chief Editor: Craig C Young, MD  more...
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Answer

See the list below:

  • Increased intensity, duration, or frequency of exercise

  • New footwear

  • Insufficient rest periods

  • Continuing to train despite pain

  • Osteopenia/osteoporosis

  • Rheumatoid arthritis

  • Neuropathic foot

  • Female athletic triad


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