While orthopedic doctors can treat fractures the best doctor to diagnose and treat a foot or ankle fracture is a podiatrist here is more information about foot and ankle fractures location you have seven bones in your foot known as your tarsal bones one is the calcaneus which is your heel bone it forms the back of your foot your talus is a hump shaped bone situated in between your . 1 skeletal radiol 2017 aug4681021 1029 doi 101007 s00256 017 2640 7 epub 2017 apr 4 stress fractures of the foot and ankle part 1 biomechanics of bone and principles of imaging and treatment. The most common symptom of a stress fracture in the foot or ankle is pain the pain usually develops gradually and worsens during weight bearing activity other symptoms may include pain that diminishes during rest. Foot and ankle stress fractures make up a large percentage of the overall incidence of stress fractures with the tibia fibula metatarsals mt and calcaneus being more common and the navicular and sesamoid bones being less common
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