How do you treat an extra bone in your foot?

If non-surgical treatment fails to relieve the symptoms of accessory navicular syndrome, surgery may be appropriate. Surgery may involve removing the accessory bone, reshaping the area, and repairing the posterior tibial tendon to improve its function. This extra bone is not needed for normal foot function.

Can you grow an extra bone in your foot?

Patients develop extra bones in their feet very commonly and this can be a source of pain. We think this mostly happens genetically and many times when patients have an extra bone on one foot, it is also present on the other foot as well.

Do foot bone spurs go away?

Do heel spurs go away without surgery? Once formed, heel spurs are permanent. Surgery is the only way to remove a heel spur. Since heel spurs usually don’t hurt, treating the condition that caused your heel spur should help ease your heel pain.

What is the best treatment for bone spurs?

How are bone spurs treated?

  • Ice to reduce swelling.
  • Over-the-counter pain relievers, such as acetaminophen or NSAIDS like ibuprofen.
  • Rest.
  • Supportive shoes or shoe inserts.
  • Weight loss to decrease joint and bone stress.

Can an extra bone cause pain?

So, if the extra bone was once soft and flexible, it may start to cause pain when it becomes a more rigid structure during adolescence.

When is surgery needed for accessory navicular?

Surgery. If conservative measures fail and the fragment continues to be painful, surgery may be recommended. The most common procedure used to treat the symptomatic accessory navicular is the Kidner procedure. To perform this procedure, a small incision is made in the instep of the foot over the accessory navicular.

Are extra bones common?

An accessory bone or supernumerary bone is a bone that is not normally present in the body, but can be found as a variant in a significant number of people….Foot.

Bone Prevalence
Sesamoid bones
Sesamoid of the third metatarsal 0.2%
Sesamoid of the fourth metatarsal 0.1%
Sesamoids of the fifth metatarsal 4.3%

Do bone spurs go away naturally?

Unfortunately, bone spurs don’t go away on their own. If addressed quickly with a podiatrist, your bone spurs can be treated using non-invasive methods. Some of those methods include: Daily stretching and low-impact exercises.

Is walking good for heel spurs?

Depending on your specific circumstances, walking may help your heel pain, or make it worse. If you experience excruciating pain while walking, try to rest as much as possible until the pain subsides.