A march stress fracture is a small break in a metatarsal bone of the foot that occurs without a major traumatic episode. There are five metatarsal bones in each foot. They are located in the area between your toes and your ankle. They were called march fractures because they were first seen in military recruits from too much marching and still do occur in that group.

March Stress Fracture
Stress fracture foot
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This condition can be treated. Contact your doctor if you think you may have a march stress fracture.

A march stress fracture is an overuse injury caused by repetitive stress to the foot.