A broken or fractured bone in your foot typically refers to either a stress fracture or a general bone fracture. A stress fracture often occurs in the bones that extend from your toes to the middle of the foot. Stress fractures, or tiny cracks in the surface of the bone, can occur as a result of a sudden increase in activity, improper training techniques or a change in training surfaces.
Other types of fractures include those as a result of direct trauma. Dropping a heavy object or twisting the foot or ankle can cause a fracture. It is recommended that you contact your podiatrist if you think you might have a foot or ankle fracture.