It all started 6 years ago when I had pain right at the extra bone. I did ballet at the time and soon after, the pain was unbearable to the point of sharp pain at the bone every step I took. At that time, my treatment was icing, taping, ankle guards, orthotics and pain killers everyday. I even had 3 sessions of physiotherapy every week for 2 years. I experienced numerous ankle sprains through walking in a day where my feet either sprains inwards or outwards (even while wearing ankle guards and orthotics) and was literally unable to run. I even tried chinese healing to reduce the swelling. It got to the point where I'm so used to the pain because I experience it with every step i took. I saw an orthopedic surgeon who failed to pick up the accessory navicular problem and thus did nothing with it.
I stopped ballet 2 years ago and the pain at the bone got better. I stopped wearing ankle guards a year ago. I've been on orthotics and very expensive arch support shoes for 5 years (24/7) but I notice that my ankle still severely slops/falls inward when walking. There is also some pain involved. So I'm wondering if it's time to consider surgery if this is a problem that may continue for the next 40 to 50 years.
Thanks and Regards,