Re: Accessory Navicular bone injury
My daughter who is 10 is dealing with the exact same problem. For her, onset was late April. After 1 week on crutches, 3 in a walkng cast, and now around 2 months in a boot, unsuccessful PT, and several "second" opinions, she'll have the surgery tomorrow.
It has been the worst summer ever as we've tried to keep her off of it as much as possible in hopes that it would somehow get better. She's extremely active (a level 5 gymnast who loves tumbling most of all).
I'll post on my thread after the surgery. Her Dr. has told us that she'll be non weight-bearing (crutches + cast) for 3 weeks, then a boot for another 3 followed by 6 wks of PT, hopefully returning to full on gymnastics after her 12-week recovery period.
Honestly, wish we could go back to May and just get it done then (but they NEVER let you go straight to surgery). It looks to me (based on a fair amt. of research, Dr. visits and just my daughter's experience) like once you aggrivate your AN (if you're unlucky enough to have one), there are only 2 ways for it to get back to normal--(1) become a complete couch potato (for life), or (2) get the surgery.
Really wish there was something else. Hopefully you're getting some relief with orthotics (not an option in my daughter's sport) or you have a very high pain tolerance.