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Hi, I have had the accessory navicular since I was born but only became aware of the bone about 6 years ago. I am a 24 yr old female and I am in severe pain with my feet. I have flat feet, though I have been told they're not exactly flat, I have a very long arch which I am pronating. I have the extra bone on both of my feet and I know that is not very common. I was wondering what is your best input on it? I am on my second pair of orthotics in 6 years. Due to the severity of pain, I can't walk around barefoot, ever. I can't wear high heels, and should not wear flip flops. I also came across something interesting today. I was told that exactly where the bone is is also where the pressure point for the bladder is for foot reflexology. This would make sense because I do have a sever overactive bladder which I have gone through testing and doctors have come up with no conclusion. Maybe the underlying issue is the extra bone after all? I need all the information that I can possibly get. I really would like to get these bones removed because as stated before, I am only 24 and am in horrible pain now, it is only going to get worse! Any advice will be greatly and highly appreciated. Thank you
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Michael D. Ebeling
Tampa, Florida 33624
Thanks for a most interesting website, which has helped a lot.
I usually do my research on the Mayo clinic website. I think your website is the most informative site I have found when researching foot pain.
I thank you for putting together this incredible website.
....I have been told that it is not hard enough to be cut off. Please help, I am not sure what to do now! THANKS FOR A WONDERFUL AND VERY HELPFUL SITE!
You have an unusually clear, informative and well-written website for laypersons. Thank you for that.
Mansfield Ctr, CT
First, I'd like to thank you for all the information that you provide on your website and the opportunity to write to you.
First, I want to let you know that you have the best web site I've found related to foot issues. (The only thing I had difficulty finding was the "ask a question" page.)
I received the orthotics Monday afternoon and began wearing them Tuesday. After two days I would say that I have noticed a huge improvement in the discomfort I have been experiencing. My foot feels better than it has in months.
I greatly admire someone like you who would donate and dedicate so much time and effort to helping strangers with no compensation. Truly, it is uncommonly kind. And your site is so intelligently arranged.
Pacific Grove, CA
I used to work for a podiatrist (front desk) back during summers in
college years ago, so I know the benefits of good care. Again, I want
to thank you for an EXCELLENT website. It was so great to get to your
site (top of google search) and actually find all the answers I needed
EASILY and QUICKLY! Clearly you put a ton of work into it and I really
All the best,
By the way, millions of websites could use yours as a guideline on how to organize information and make the site user-friendly. Kudos to you!
Thank you for your very interesting and informative site!
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