Accessory Navicular

Top Washington D.C., Maryland, and Northern Virginia Orthopedic Surgeons Specializing in Accessory Navicular

An accessory navicular is an extra bone, joined to the navicular by fibrous tissue or cartilage, that can develop in certain people. This bone can cause pain, and may be susceptible to injury.

What are accessory navicular problems?

This detailed video describes accessory navicular problems, including their causes, symptoms, and treatment. Treatment options depend on your needs. For some people, medications and an arch support may help provide relief from pain. A splint or cast can help an injured accessory navicular heal. If these options don't help, you may benefit from surgery. Your healthcare provider can create a plan that's right for you.