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Doctor insights on: Navicular Arthritis

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

A condition where there is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more


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I need help for enlarged navicular bone?

I need help for enlarged navicular bone?

If symptomatic, yes: It may be closely related to a flat arch, pain in the area, etc. May do better with orthotics and/ or surgical correction. ...Read more

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Does osteophyte on navicular cause pain?

Does osteophyte on navicular cause pain?

Possible: If you are having discomfort that is limiting your activity, see an orthopedist for evaluation and treatment plan. ...Read more

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Would a cast help my accessory navicular?

Would a cast help my accessory navicular?

It all depends.: It depends on the problem you are having with the accessory bone. Is it longstanding, a consequence of an injury, etc. ...Read more

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How can I speed up recovery after navicular surgery?

How can I speed up recovery after navicular surgery?

What was the surgery: Generally speaking you can follow post op orders, don't smoke, if you had bony surgery make sure it d levels are normal. Other than that you can't speak up bone healing it takes roughly 6-8 weeks for bone to heal. ...Read more

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What type of orthotics are prescribed for patients with navicular accessory?

What type of orthotics are prescribed for patients with navicular accessory?

Orthotics Navicular: Please see my article attached and then delve more into my blog. Dr Rich Blake

http://www. Drblakeshealingsole. Com/2011/07/accessory-navicular-accessory-you-may. Html ...Read more

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Chipped tarsal navicular that never healed so was recommended to have chip removed. How is recovery for this?

Chipped tarsal navicular that never healed so was recommended to have chip removed. How is recovery for this?

Chip off the old blk: Depending on the size of the "chip" the healing can be around 3-4 weeks. There are times when total recovery can take months or even longer. ...Read more

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What would be a simple way to help with an accessory navicular and over pronation at home with custom orthotics.

What would be a simple way to help with an accessory navicular and over pronation at home with custom orthotics.

Not Simple.: I'm not sure what you are asking. Many people has an accessory navicular and have absolutely no symptoms. Are you having pain or are just wanting to control pronation. Seek the consult of a specialist to help determine just how to address you concerns. ...Read more

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What to do if I just found out after 21 months, that my talon navicular fusion is a non union? What does this mean?

What to do if I just found out after 21 months, that my talon navicular fusion is a non union? What does this mean?

It is treatable: There are non-invasive, minimally invasive, and completely surgical ways to treat this - all depends on what other factors are in the picture.
Smoking 1st and 2nd hand should be eliminated if present in your case. ...Read more

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My chipped tarsal navicular never healed after 4 months so dr said they can remove the chip. Should I have this done?

My chipped tarsal navicular never healed after 4 months so dr said they can remove the chip. Should I have this done?

Maybe?: Is this a trauma fracture or an avulsion of an accessory bone? How big is the fracture fragment and how much is it separated? Also how was this initially treated? All this questions have to be answered first. A majority of the Posterior Tibial Tendon inserts into this bone and Sometimes the contraction can lead to an avulsion fracture. You need to be casted and off weight bearing for 2 months. ...Read more

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Got diagnosed with navicular accessory type 3 and gave me a boot but its un comfortable should I buy a better on for comfort and faster recovery?

Got diagnosed with navicular accessory type 3 and gave me a boot but its un comfortable should I buy a better on for comfort and faster recovery?

Comfort Is Important: If you are having pain with the accessory navicular it is best to immobilize it via a CAM walker (boot) to prevent you from putting excess pressure on the area. If you are able to tolerate this that would be in your best interest. If it is still painful it would be best to get a more comfortable CAM walker or to ask your doctor about a corticosteroid injection for treatment of pain and swelling. ...Read more

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How can I treat a fratured navicular?

How can I treat a fratured navicular?

See a foot doc: Need to determine extent of injury and if conservative tx can do the trick or if need open reduction internal fixation. ...Read more

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Is it possible to break you navicular?

Is it possible to break you navicular?

Yes it is: You can be seen locally by a qualified foot doctor to tailor your treatment options to your specific needs.
Call us at 440-953-3668 to schedule! ...Read more

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Navicular surgery recovery, what to do?

Navicular surgery recovery, what to do?

See below: You need to follow your surgeons advise and post op plans to ensure your maximum recovery ...Read more

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Diagnosed with navicular accessory and wanted to know what type of cardio workout can I do because I like bike?

Diagnosed with navicular accessory and wanted to know what type of cardio workout can I do because I like bike?

Not to Access.: An accessory navicular is, in its self, is not a problem. The concern is the issue becomes symptomatic. Many times the problem will resolve with rest and care not to stress the area. Depending on the severity, you might restrict you cardio to bike riding. This is best answered by tour treating doctor. ...Read more

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How do I treat a navicular bone injury?

How do I treat a navicular bone injury?

Depends on diagnosis: Is it a fracture, stress fracture, avascular necrosis or something else? Before a treatment is decided upon you need a diagnosis. See an orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeon. One in your area can be found at www. Aofas. Org. ...Read more

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How you tell me about accessory navicular treatments and surgery?

See below: Conservative care consists of orthotics and possible cortisone injection for pain and inflammation.
Surgery would only be done if pain becomes chronic or there is difficulty wearing shoes. During the surgery the extra bone is removed and at times the tendons around the bone have to be anchored to the remaining bone. ...Read more

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When you have navicular accessory does the bone swell or the tendon?

When you have navicular accessory does the bone swell or the tendon?

Tendon: A major tendon of the foot attaches to the navicular, or in your case the accessory navicular. Pulling at this attachment is painful and is a typical complaint for a foot type that has this structure. Swelling occurs as a result of inflammation at this attachment. ...Read more

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Is prominence of the navicular tubercle at the medial aspect of the navicular bone suppose to be a painful?

It can be: The pain may also be of inflamation or degeneration of the posterior tibial tendon directly against the prominence.... ...Read more

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Cant I be help for fast recovry after the surgery of navicular accessery bone? What is the fast recovery of surgry?

Fracture: Navicular- carpel bone of wrist very important to thumb function which requires 3 of 8 carpel bones at its base. Follow dr. Orders, and let nature do its job at healing. Can't mess with natural course healing. Again this is very important bone. Pending type fracture which in this case required surgery makes it complicated. Maybe 6-12 weeks pending complications. Trust your dr. For details. ...Read more

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Having a chronically avulsed fragment from my navicular excised and curettage to remove arthritic changes. Is this a long recovery?

Having a chronically avulsed fragment from my navicular excised and curettage to remove arthritic changes. Is this a long recovery?

I think if your: Having a surgery the recovery time should of already been discussed with you by your doctor. All questions relating to a planned surgery should ideally be answered before the procedure is scheduled. We don't know the size of the fragment being avulsed, nor what is meant by "arthritic changes removed". ....this question is best answered by your surgeon. ...Read more

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Accessory navicular syndrome, what to do?

Accessory navicular syndrome, what to do?

Orthotics: Are a good conservative treatment used to support the arch. Antiinflammatories are helpful as well. Physical therapy can help. As a last result, it can be surgically excised. ...Read more

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Can you give me some accessory navicular syndrome advice?

Can you give me some accessory navicular syndrome advice?

Foot doctor: See a podiatrist about that. May need cortisone shots otlr may need it to be surgically removed to alleviate your symptoms. ...Read more

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Can you give me suggestions with accessory navicular syndrome?

Can you give me suggestions with accessory navicular syndrome?

An arch support: Or orthotic is often very helpful. If pain persists you can have it removed. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Lowe
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Painful Joints (Definition)

That term is not really a specific diagnosis, but rather somewhat of a general term. The medical term is arthralgias, which implies pain in multiple joint possibly coming from a single cause. Don't hesitate to be seen and evaluated for ...Read more