I have been intently searching the Web for some insight on accessory navicular and you seem like a Dr. with a solid understanding of the disorder. I don't know whether or not you are willing to give me some advice but I thought I might ask???
My son is very athletic and loves to play basketball.
His name is Luke and prior to his injury, never complained once about his feet. He can run two miles right now with zero problems.
Do you think he is going to be fine or do you think this issue is going to keep surfacing? Dr Blake's comment: Unsure, but it is not a predictable sign that surgery is in your future.
He is very inflexible, he cant come close to touching his toes, he used to be able to. Do you think this is because of his condition??
He walks like an old man sometimes, sometimes walking down the steps very slowly, especially after a day of playing hard. Do you think this is because of his "AN"? Dr Blake's comment: Unsure, may just have played hard.
Other times he looks great on his feet. Dr Blake: When you have a really bad problem, you never look great until it is fixed. Kids are always hard to read.
Do you think the Kinesiotape will help, if so how should I wrap it??
What type of strengthening should he be doing?
Dr Blake: Find out which ones he can and can not do without pain. Pain actually shuts down the muscle and makes you weaker. I hope this helps some. Rich
Thanks for any input you may be willing give!!! I would very much appreciate your input.
He used to run around all the time jumping everywhere now I really dont see him jump around that much, unless hes playing ball.