High-impact sports. The stresses, direct blows and twisting injuries that occur in sports such as basketball, football, gymnastics, tennis and soccer are causes of foot and ankle fractures.
Faulty equipment, such as shoes that are too worn or not properly fitted, can contribute to stress fractures and falls.
Suddenly increase your activity can cause fractures of the foot and ankle .Boosting the frequency or duration of your exercise sessions can also increase your risk of a stress fracture.
Certain work environments, such as a construction site, put you at risk of falling from a height or dropping something heavy on your foot.
Poorly lit homes. Walking around in a house with too much clutter or too little light may lead to falls and foot and ankle injuries.
Conditions. Having decreased bone density (osteoporosis) can put you at risk of injuries to your foot and ankle bones.