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Possible Accessory Navicular Fracture?

Discussion in 'Ask your questions here' started by Ace.Of.Cups, Aug 24, 2021.

  1. Ace.Of.Cups

    Ace.Of.Cups New Member

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    Back in April, I took a hard fall and injured my left foot. At first, since there was no swelling or bruising, I thought it was just a sprain. Eventually, in May, when the pain did not get any better, I went to the doctor and got an x-ray. According to the doctor, there was nothing wrong with my foot. So, I left, and started taking pain medication.

    I went to the doctor again, in July this time, as the pain still wasn't fading, and was actually getting worse, even with the added support of an orthopedic boot my mom purchased to help heal a stress fracture in her foot a year ago. I got another x-ray, and the doctor said there was a healed fracture, but nothing else. I was supposed to get an MRI, but my insurance screwed me over and I can't go until January unless I want to be drowning in medical bills.

    Today, in August, I noticed that the pain is getting increasingly worse by the day; again, I wear the orthopedic boot every day. I've done some research in an attempt to find out what might be wrong with my foot, and found that there's a bone called the Accessory Navicular, one that most people don't seem to have, that is in the exact place on my foot where the worst of my pain is.

    I think I may have fractured the Accessory Navicular in my left foot (I don't have one in my right foot). The only problem with this theory is the fact that, as I said before, I have had no swelling or bruising at the source of the pain.

    Is there a way to break a bone without there being swelling and bruising, or could it be something different, since whatever is wrong hasn't seemed to heal even though it's been 5 months and 2 days?

    At this point, I'm desperate. I can hardly put weight on my left foot without experiencing excruciating pain, even with the medical boot, and I can't even move my foot without feeling like I've been stabbed through the bone. It's making my life extremely difficult, and I at least want a theory better than the one I have, or maybe some advice to relieve the pain.

    If you're able to help, or tell me anything, please do. I thank you for it.

    EDIT: I live in the United States of America.
    Last edited: Aug 24, 2021
  2. Craig Payne

    Craig Payne Super Moderator

    It is hard to say without seeing imaging. As the pain is getting worse, you really need to find a way to get the MRI to get a diagnosis. Sorry, I can help more.
  3. poddoc

    poddoc Guest

    There is a mistaken belief that putting a foot in a boot will stop all stress on the foot. The posterior tibial tendon attaches to the navicular and the muscle will contract and pull on the navicular, and the accessory navicular, even in a boot. If you are going to "treat" this without surgery, what ever this is, you should try and go non weight bearing for a while. Knee scooter, crutches.

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