NAVICULAR STRESS FRACTURE
A navicular stress fracture, figure 7, is an injury to the bone on the inside of the foot between the ankle bone and the midfoot. People who develop a stress fracture of the navicular often complain of a vague pain in the midfoot that hurts during activity. Treatment of a navicular stress fractures is usually involves immobilization in a cast or walking boot for several weeks. Orthotics are often used after healing to prevent return of the stress fracture.