Accessory navicular bone
* Not a rare disease
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If the accessory navicular bone is causing symptoms, activities may be restricted and a softer shoe may be recommended until the symptoms go away. If the symptoms persist a specially and carefully made shoe support may be tried. In children the condition usually resolves once the child stops growing. For people with accessory navicular bone who experience severe symptoms surgery may be considered to remove the bony growth. Other treatments may include non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen, placing a doughnut-shaped piece of moleskin around the affected area to relieve pain and tenderness, or immobilizing the area with a cast for six weeks.
Last updated: 5/27/2009
- Accessory Tarsal Navicular. MDConsult. 2002; http://www.mdconsult.com/das/patient/body/139981867-3/0/10061/7950.html. Accessed 5/28/2009.
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