The metatarsal bones are the five long bones that reach down to our toes, and as quite an exposed part of the foot, they are very easily broken. Many people had never heard of this bone until David Beckham had one broken and there was doubt whether he would be able to play in the World Cup, but he did recover in time and was back in training in just a few weeks.
It is an injury that is very common among footballers, many of the famous one having sustained during play over the last few years. Their recovery time varies greatly, some being fully healed after just six weeks, others have been out of the game for six months.
But footballers are not the only ones to get this injury. As with most broken bones, this injury is usually the result of an accident and if the accident was the fault of someone else, you could be entitled to make a Troedyrhiw ‘no win, no fee*’ accident claim for compensation.
Just because famous footballers do not, this does not mean you shouldn’t make a Troedyrhiw ‘no win, no fee*’ accident claim
Anyone playing a sport consents to the injuries that are part of play just by taking part in the game. Footballers generally accept that this injury can happen to them by an unintentional kick or twist of their foot and do not usually make a Troedyrhiw ‘no win, no fee*’ accident claim.
But there are far more ways to break a metatarsal bone than in sports. Anything dropped on your foot can break one of these bones, or some sort of sudden knock to this part of the foot can cause the same damage. Anyone sustaining this injury will initially have intense pain, but this does start to subside quite quickly, unless they try to use the foot that is affected.
Treating a broken metatarsal bone
As with any injury this will depend on the severity of the break, and how many of the metatarsals have been broken. But the treatment could include a plaster cast to support the foot, painkillers and icepacks to help with the swelling and the pain, and in the worst cases, surgery might be needed to realign the bones or to inserts pins to hold them in place.
Making a Troedyrhiw ‘no win, no fee*’ accident claim for a broken metatarsal, or any other injury that was not your fault
Because of our reputation for the high quality service we provide, and for how we take care of our claimants, many victims turn to Accident Advice Helpline when they have been injured in an accident that was not their own fault.
It also helps that we will not ask them for any money to start their claim, or if their claim is lost. We take the financial risk of winning their claim, so that they have nothing to lose by getting in touch with Accident Advice Helpline. Call us free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone for free, no obligation advice about making a claim.