7 months ago I was out running when my foot cracked, i didn't roll it or step on un-even ground. I put my foot down as i would any other time. After having an X-Ray, I was told I had a stress fracture at the base of the fifth metatarsal, apparently a common injury for active people & military recruits. I am currently in the military and regularly exercise. I am currently in the process of making a compensation claim for the injury, but because the injury was not sustained while on active duty i cannot receive compensation. My argument is that because it is a stress injury caused by my active job, that is the reason why the bone fractured. Can anyone give me any advice on how best to appeal the decision?