accessory navicular bone treatment Boulder

Accessory Navicular Bone Condition


An accessory navicular bone is a congenital anomaly of the foot. Most
patients with this condition are asymptomatic (affects only one foot) In
some patients, the accessory bone causes localized pain because is
rubs against the shoe.

In these cases a change in footwear to accommodate the osseous bump
may be all that is required. A custom molded biomechanical orthotic is
usually needed to support the medial longitudinal arch. Due to the
accessory bone the medial longitudinal arch is functionally longer and
needs this support. It is estimated that approximately 15% of these
patients have surgery and a cast is required for 6 weeks.
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