My doctor had said I have a Jones fracture, but mine is not at the base of the metatarsal; it's the middle of the fifth metatarsal and he gave me a walking boot and crutches for three weeks. I only used the crutches when I am in dire need of them. Also, I have only had pain there when I first hurt it (dancing). I saw my doctor yesterday and he was pressing on it and I had no pain, but it has gotten worse. I don't want to go into surgery.