Navicular Stress Fracture in New Jersey
Navicular stress fractures cause a poorly localized midfoot ache associated with exercise.
- Pain may radiate along the inside arch, go away, and return
- Tenderness may be felt when the thumb is pressed into the top of the foot
Navicular stress fractures can be difficult to treat due to the relative lack of blood supply to the navicular (a good blood supply is needed for healing of any bone injury) and the fairly extensive force that this bone absorbs in normal walking and in sporting type activities.
There are many advantages to having your navicular stress fracture evaluated and treated by the experienced and highly skilled surgeons at Advanced Foot & Ankle. Some of these advantages are:
Extracorporeal Shockwave Treatment
This is one of the newest treatments for plantar fasciitis or “heel spur” syndrome. A non-invasive, out-patient procedure that is an alternative to surgery, it sends high energy pulses of acoustic waves into the bone and soft tissue, which allows the body to regenerate blood vessels to heal the plantar fascia. This process does not require any form of incision or sedation.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections
Platelet rich plasma is a groundbreaking treatment currently very popular in professional athletics. It consists of a special mixture of blood cells used to treat tendon and ligament damage. The physicians of Advanced Foot and Ankle Surgeons also uses this technology for other pathologies, such as plantar fasciitis and complicated wounds. Our understanding and use of PRP demonstrates one of the ways we stay on top of the current treatment therapies in the world of medicine.
Advanced Pain Management
Our doctors use advanced pain management techniques to minimize post-operative discomfort.
Personalized Treatment Plan
We treat our patients “as if they were family” and you will receive your surgeon’s full attention before, during and after your procedure. We can even arrange for a patient who has had a similar procedure to share information with you in advance, to give you a well-rounded view of what you might expect during your own procedure and recovery.