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accessory navicular syndrome with high arch

Discussion in 'Ask your questions here' started by Unregistered, Sep 14, 2012.

  1. Unregistered

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    This my first bout with accessory navicular syndrome, and recovery was quick.
    I am a 53 year-old male and both feet have always had a prominent bump between the ankle and arch.

    Recently I started running up hill for exercise. There was no awkward or accidental stress to the foot.
    At first there was a slight pain in my left foot with every step.
    The next day the foot flared up to be very painful.
    I used crutches for a day to stay off the foot.
    Then I discovered that I could walk on the foot, if I pushed off with my good foot, and was careful not to push off with the bad foot. By "push off" I mean pushing off the ground with my toes to lift the heal and propel myself forward (not pushing off keeps the posterior tibial tendon relaxed).
    The swelling and pain stopped in a day.
    I have not been diagnosed by a doctor but the symptoms match accessory navicular syndrome.

    The experience has left me with three questions:
    1) Is there a risk of making the accessory navicular syndrome worse if left untreated?
    2) Should I see a doctor now, or wait to see if the pain becomes recurring?
    3) I have a high arch. Last year I started wearing shoes with no arch support.
    Would shoes with arch support help prevent a recurrence?

    Thank you.
  2. Unregistered

    Unregistered Guest

    (This is a continuation of post #1)

    My foot problem is very minor compared to what other people are posting on this great forum.
    I will see a doctor if the pain becomes persistent.

    From reading, I gather that arch support helps people with flat feet.
    But is arch support for accessory navicular syndrome make any difference for someone with high arches?
    I just want to avoid a recurrence of accessory navicular syndrome.

    Thank you.

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