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What is The Kidner Procedure - Lasting Foot Pain Relief

by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates

What is The Kidner Procedure - Lasting Foot Pain Relief

by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates

Understanding the Foot and the Kidner Procedure

Before we get into the Kidner Procedure, it's important to give a little background on the foot anatomy itself.

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What Does it Feel Like to Have an Issue With an Accessory Navicular

Having this extra foot bone commonly goes noticed. So how can you tell if your foot pain may be related to an accessory navicular? Below is a list of the symptoms you could be experiencing and a list of at-home treatments you can use to try to reduce your discomfort while you wait to see a foot specialist.

Symptoms That Could Mean You Have an Accessory Navicular

  • Persistent pain or discomfort along the inner arch of the foot
  • Swelling or tenderness in the affected area
  • Difficulty wearing certain types of shoes due to irritation
  • Pain exacerbated by physical activities or prolonged periods of standing
  • Visible prominence or bump on the inner side of the foot
  • Limited range of motion in the affected foot
  • Redness or warmth around the accessory navicular site
  • Gradual onset of symptoms, which may become more pronounced over time
  • Discomfort that may interfere with daily activities and physical pursuits
  • Potential development of flat feet or changes in foot arch structure

How to Reduce Irritation From an Accessory Navicular

Rest: Give your foot a break and avoid activities that exacerbate the pain.

Ice: Apply ice to the affected area for short periods to help reduce inflammation.

Elevation: Elevate your foot when resting to minimize swelling.

Over-the-Counter Pain Medications: Non-prescription pain relievers like ibuprofen or acetaminophen may help manage pain.

Supportive Footwear/Orthotics: To reduce pressure on the accessory navicular, wear shoes with good arch support and cushioning. Consider over-the-counter or custom orthotic inserts to provide additional support and alleviate discomfort.

Modify Activities: Steer clear of high-impact activities that strain the feet excessively, such as running or jumping. Adjust your daily activities to minimize standing or walking for extended periods until you can consult with a specialist.

Why Does an Extra Foot Bone Cause Pain?

When you have an accessory navicular, it can sometimes cause trouble for a tendon in your foot called the posterior tibial tendon. This tendon helps support your arch and foot movement. But with the extra bone hanging around, it might rub against the tendon, causing irritation and, over time, persistent pain. This kind of discomfort can really mess with your day-to-day activities and make it harder to enjoy physical stuff like walking or playing sports. So, it's not just a small thing – it can genuinely affect how you go about your daily routine and stay active.

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What is the Kidner Procedure - A Solution for Pain Relief

If you're dealing with pain because of that extra bone in your foot (the accessory navicular), there's a solution called the Kidner Procedure that can really help. This is a surgical fix that focuses on getting rid of the extra bone, which, in turn, can ease the pain you've been feeling. By taking out that pesky extra bit, the procedure aims to bring relief and let you get back to using your foot the way you're used to. It's like a key to kick that discomfort out and help you regain your normal foot function.

The Kidner Procedure stands as a beacon of hope for individuals grappling with persistent foot pain attributed to the accessory navicular. By understanding the intricacies of this condition and the surgical solution offered by the Kidner Procedure, individuals can make informed decisions about their healthcare, seeking lasting relief and an improved quality of life. If you think you are potentially suffering discomfort from an extra foot bone and want to consult with our specialists, you can send us a message online, call us: (609) 924-8131, or text us: (609) 293-2816; We are here to help you get back on your feet.

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