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Dr. Thomas Namey
2,350 doctors shared insights

Arthritis (Definition)

Arthritis 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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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
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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.

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

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