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Figure 7. March Foot (Metatarsal Stress Fracture)

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Figure 7. March Foot (Metatarsal Stress Fracture)

Figure 8. March Foot (Metatarsal Stress Fracture)


Before Marches

- Educate troops about proper foot care and wear

- Carefully fit new boots

- The toe box should be roomy enough so you can wiggle your toes

- Ball of your foot rests on the widest part of the sole

- The forefoot should not be wider than your shoe

- Determine the proper boot length. There should be a ½ inch between the end of the longest toe and the end of the boot.

- Keep feet clean and dry

- Wear clean, dry, un-mended, well fitting socks

- Socks should fit snugly on the foot without excess material over toes and heel

- If a person wants to wear two pair of socks, the outer pair should be ½ size larger to comfortably fit over the inner sock.

- Trim nails straight across, and not too short. Don’t cut out or dig at corners

- Use foot powder

- Early and immediate attention to pain around toenails

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