I have a son with accessory navicular and somewhat flat feet. He is a 6 ft 8th grade, power forward and has been playing for many years. Last year he had a hairline fracture of his fifth metatarsal and this past spring he rolled his ankle again and was in instant pain and we discovered it was related to an injury to his accessory navicular. That foots accessory navicular five months later is slightly larger on the foot that was injured and was recently kicked in a game inflaming it slightly. He dropped running cross country as he plays both aau and school basketball. He uses voltaren diclofenac gel topically when it was acute. He originally five months ago was in a boot for 5 weeks.
He was told by a sports orthopedist to use Superfeet inserts which he played in today and they were fine. He wears Adidas high tops which are good for people with flat feet.
Questions: are there other things that can be done for accessory navicular issues/syndrome?
Any suggestions would be much appreciated. He is a very good player, will be the captain of this 8th grade team, and would like to potentially play in college. I would like to do everything I can for him to realize that.
Dr Blake's comment: Please comment on this post where he is now in regards to his injury. As long he is not limping, he can play. I hope this helps somewhat. Rich
Thank you in advance for ur help Dr. Blake!