Osteopetrosis congenita is invariably a fatal disease that is diagnosed within the first decade of the child's life. Although some steps have been taken to overcome this disease by bone marrow transplantation, further research is needed to determine the long-term effectiveness of this treatment. Osteopetrosis tarda is often detected as an incidental finding. Many cases are asymptomatic, yet many patients do suffer from general bone pain, infections, and repeated incidents of pathologic fractures. Such cases may present within the bones of the foot. Treatment is directed at addressing the pathology that may have resulted from the disease state. Osteopetrosis tarda, although rare, can affect the foot. Steps toward treatment of the primary disease entity are still being taken; however, recognition and treatment of the pathology is the primary goal in the adequate treatment of these patients.