What are the best ways to treat foot issues at home?
May 27, 2014 1:43 PM Subscribe
I have web diagnosed myself with accessory navicular syndrome. Unfortunately, the web treatment options are not entirely apparent.
posted by Quincy to Health & Fitness (9 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Last fall I tweaked my ankle playing softball. Pretty much since then, with varying severity, I have had pain and swelling around my navicular bone. The pain varies from mild irritation, to slight limp inducing pain. The swelling varies from hardly noticeable (but I can always see it) to pretty significant, with occasional bruising. The area hurts to the touch most of the time, and sometimes pain radiates out to other areas of my foot. I know you aren't my doctor, but I am extremely hesitant to go to a podiatrist, and get x-rays, and pay all my deductibles and co-pays, for them to say this is what it is, and really you will just have to manage it or have surgery.
So what I am trying to figure out, is how people manage it. I've found very few resources on things people do to relieve the issue. Are there wraps or things I can wear the will help? Or will those make it worse? OTC Orthotics? Same questions regarding icing/heat or stretches etc? I'm hoping that I will luck out and find someone who has dealt with this before, and maybe has a few tricks up their sleeve, although that may be asking too much.