Iselin's disease was first described in 1912. It is a condition affecting the tuberosity of the base of the fifth metatarsal. It has been described as a traction apophysitis predominately affecting adolescents, in particular those who partake in regular sporting activity. The condition is rarely reported and likely to remain undiagnosed, possibly mistaken for a fracture. The present report reviewed the available published data to highlight this condition as a differential diagnosis in patients with fifth metatarsal pain. Investigations, treatments and outcomes into this condition are described, to support the management and diagnosis of this condition.
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