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tarsal navicular stress fx?

Posted by samantha c on 5/19/02 at 23:46 (084639)

hi. i am a 19 year old college student and a runner for my school's cross counry and track teams. since january i have been suffering from foot pain in my right dorsal midfoot. i have a very bony and unusual looking right foot with a protruding navicular. when the pain started in early jan., the orthopedist that my school uses first said that i had an inflamed toe extensor and told me not to run for 3 weeks. when i started back running i still had pain but tried to push through it. that lasted for about a month and then i was back at the doctor. i had a bone scan done that showed a very obvious hot spot on my navicular,which the radiologist and the sports training graduate assistant that works with the team said was a stress fracture, but the orthopedist told me that it was only because of the increased bone activity due to the size and misshapennessmy navicular, gave me another three weeks off, and told me to get orthodics because i have a collapsing arch. two months have passed since i got the orthdics and i am still uncomfortable. i have a sharp cramping pain that sometimes wakes me in the middle of the night. walking is not unusually painful but i can hardly stand on my toes or put any amount of unusual pressure on the foot. if i accidentally bump the navicular i am in extreme pain. i am running only 20 miles a week right now and i dont know what to do. could this pain just be from the collapsing arch or do i need to go to another doctor? i am considering quitting running for the school because i am so tired of the pain. please give me an opinion.

Re: tarsal navicular stress fx?

Ed Davis, DPM on 5/20/02 at 15:05 (084683)

Two things could cause the bone scan to light up. A navicular stress fracture or an accessory navicular / Kidner foot type. A kidner foot type or deformity involves an enlarged navicluar tuberosity with or without an accessory navicular bone. You need to see an EXPERT-- make an appointment to see a podiatrist. Check http://www.acfas.org for practitioners in your area.
Ed

Re: tarsal navicular stress fx?

John on 5/30/02 at 14:03 (085794)

hey i have what sounds to be simailar but my toes dont hurt i had 2 opperations one they took out the navicular and that didnt help the sec they moved the tibis tendent and smoothed out the navicular still in pain
i was starting to think it was tarsal tunnel now but i dont get any burrning felling it feels like the bone is sore it gets worxe with standing and walking also was told i had Rheumatoid Arthritis would that give me a feeling of a sore bone? http://www.medicalmultimediagroup.com/pated/foot/tarsal/tarsal.html

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Re: tarsal navicular stress fx?

Ed Davis, DPM on 5/20/02 at 15:05 (084683)

Two things could cause the bone scan to light up. A navicular stress fracture or an accessory navicular / Kidner foot type. A kidner foot type or deformity involves an enlarged navicluar tuberosity with or without an accessory navicular bone. You need to see an EXPERT-- make an appointment to see a podiatrist. Check http://www.acfas.org for practitioners in your area.
Ed

Re: tarsal navicular stress fx?

John on 5/30/02 at 14:03 (085794)

hey i have what sounds to be simailar but my toes dont hurt i had 2 opperations one they took out the navicular and that didnt help the sec they moved the tibis tendent and smoothed out the navicular still in pain
i was starting to think it was tarsal tunnel now but i dont get any burrning felling it feels like the bone is sore it gets worxe with standing and walking also was told i had Rheumatoid Arthritis would that give me a feeling of a sore bone? http://www.medicalmultimediagroup.com/pated/foot/tarsal/tarsal.html

email me (email removed)