Management of Dancers With Symptomatic Accessory Navicular: 2 Case Reports

Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy, 05/04/2012

Smith TR – The 2 dancers presented here had foot pain believed to be related to a symptomatic accessory navicular. In both cases, treatment targeted specific impairments to improve function and disability. The guided progression of activities was intended to facilitate a return to dance that protected healing tissues and prevented a recurrence of symptoms. Clinicians should be aware of the effect of a symptomatic accessory navicular in the young dancer and potentially effective nonsurgical treatment options for this condition.

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