I have a stress fracture in my 5th Metataral. I was in a boot for 6 weeks, out for 3, then back in the boot and crutches for another 6 weeks....and it still hurts and swells. I am wondering WHY I got a stress fracture. I am not an athlete, I don't walk except work, my home is upstairs living with plywood and carpet rather than downstairs with cement. I do work though on cement floors and push heavy carts around piviting and such and also rushing. I also wonder why I did not get it in both feet?