Stress fracture of the proximal phalanx of the great toe

Foot Ankle. 1993 Jan;14(1):28-34. doi: 10.1177/107110079301400106.


Three cases of stress fracture of the proximal phalanx of the great toe occurring in a 12-year-old female volleyball player, a 17-year-old female long distance runner, and a 12-year-old male soccer player are reported. This condition probably develops after repeated forced dorsiflexion of the first metatarsophalangeal joint with changing steps. When athletes who repeatedly run and jump complain of pain in the first metatarsophalangeal joint, and there is no history of trauma, this condition should also be considered.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Child
  • Female
  • Fractures, Stress / diagnostic imaging*
  • Fractures, Stress / etiology
  • Hallux / diagnostic imaging
  • Hallux / injuries*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Radiography
  • Running / injuries
  • Soccer / injuries