What is a Dancer’s Fracture?

An injury to the ankle and foot caused by twisting, that may cause an avulsion (pulling off) fracture at the base of the bone that attaches the little toe to the foot (5th Metatarsal). During a Foot Fracture Avulsion, a fragment of the bone at the base of the pinkie toe seperates due to a strong plantar ligament that attaches to this part of the bone. A Dancer’s fracture causes pain, swelling, and difficulty walking.