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Accessory Navicular Bone

Discussion in 'Ask your questions here' started by Madyson, Jul 23, 2016.

  1. Madyson

    Madyson New Member

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    I am 16 years old and have been in quite a lot of pain due to what my family and I think is the accessory navicular bone. It protrudes a solid inch and a half from my foot and causes me lots of pain to walk. I play fast pitch softball, and have every weekend of the summer. I've had to sit out this past week due to not being able to put weight on my foot. The quickest we could get in to a podiatrist is August 2nd. Any recommendations of how to help pain until then? Also, would surgery be necessary because of the severity of my pain? Any responses help!
  2. Craig Payne

    Craig Payne Super Moderator

    Surgery is often a good long term option .
    Short term, strapping and padding to support arch can help; other wise foot orthotics are needed to reduce the pull of the tendon on the accessory navicular.
    Probably not a lot you can do, except take it easy; use ice to reduce swelling.
  3. Madyson

    Madyson New Member

    I have been taping it and using ice, and none of that seems to help. Just waiting for the doc appointment! Thanks for the help!
  4. Lisa

    Lisa Guest

    Hi - I injured my ankle in Jan 17 following which the accessory navicular was found on x-ray. I haven't been able to run since but can cycle. It is irrrated during normal daily activities even just pottering round the house. Use ice, anti inflammatory medication and an arch support. MRI confirmed the diagnosis and am planned for surgery August 24th.

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