Re: navicular fracture

Can I ask what the normal treatment is for the navicular chip fracture is? I twisted my ankle 3 weeks ago, didn't see a doctor for 10 days, then found out I had the bone chip of the navicular bone in the foot. It was the size of a pencil eraser. I have been wearing a Royce Medical Equalizer, the lower of the two lower leg sizes and was given crutches. I go back to my orthopedist in two weeks. What I am questioning, since I didn't see my normal orthopedist but his PA, and he was very quick and back out the door, was whether I am supposed to walk on this? How long is this thing supposed to hurt. I take 800 MG of Advil every 6-8 hours; the more I walk on it the more it hurts. I don't wear anything on my foot at night, and will constantly turn my foot at night and be awakened by pain.

There is so little on the internet concerning this one injury; that I can't find a course of treatment plan.

Any help would be appreciated.



Posted By Kathy on October 24, 2003 at 16:51:39:

In Reply to: navicular fracture posted by Mausam Duggal on September 17, 2003 at 10:04:19:

The HealWell Night splint is designed to comfortably position the foot in a controlled amount of dorsiflexion to provide a gentle stretch to the plantar fascia and Achilles Tendon. This gentle stretch helps reduce the muscle contracture, inflammation and associated pain. It has also been clinically proven to reduce symptoms of plantar fasciitis.

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