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Navicular fracture cracked 4 months! What to do?

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I have had a stress fracture in my right navicular for 4 months, i rest and it keeps coming back. Playing college soccer my sr. year, how can i help the healing process, or is cortosone my only SHOT. I’ve tried: rest, rehab, stim, everything. Any thoughts?

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  1. Sat out 1 month with bone scan positive, thought it was healed, hurt it again after 1 day of jogging and cutting. Sat out 1 month again with MRI coming back positive. Came back for 3 days, same pain. Walking Boot for 1 month now in the process’s of coming back but still the horrible pain. I wear special made insoles. I do stem with cortisone lotion for the last 5 days, still no results. It is now less then a month before preseason and Dr.’s want to play the waiting game again & take more MRI’s. But I am sure it is the same thing since the same pain. Is this normal with this kind of fracture? Do you think my sr. will be put on hold?

  2. I am not a big fan of cortisone shots in a fractured area. Cortisone slows down healing. Is this a fracture of an accessory navicular or the navicular bone itself?Have you been immobilized in a cast or cast boot? Have you used a bone stimulator? Have you had an MRI or bone scan? Do you wear orthotics or an ankle foot orthosis?Have you been trying to play on it? Sorry for lots of questions, but there is no black and white answers based on what information you have given.

    • Sat out 1 month with bone scan positive, thought it was healed, hurt it again after 1 day of jogging. Sat out 1 month again with MRI coming back positive. Came back for 3 days, same pain. Walking Boot for 1 month now in the process’s of coming back but still the horrible pain. I wear orthotics. It is now less then 1 month before preseason and Dr.’s want to play the waiting game again & take more MRI’s. But I am sure it is the same thing since the same pain. Is this normal with this kind of fracture? Do you think my sr. year will be put on hold?

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