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Kohler disease

Other Names for this Disease
  • Kohler's Disease
  • Kohler's Disease of the Tarsal Navicular
  • Kohler's Osteochondrosis of the Tarsal Navicular
  • Navicular Osteochondrosis
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How might Kohler disease be treated?

Treatment of Kohler disease may involve rest, pain relief, and avoiding excessive weight bearing. In acute cases, a few weeks in a below-knee walking plaster cast, well molded under the arch of the foot, may help.[1] Special supportive shoes may also be considered. Symptoms can last for a few days or persist for up to two years; however, they usually resolve within a year.[2]
Last updated: 7/20/2012

  1. Osteochondroses. MERCK Manual. 2005; Accessed 4/1/2009.
  2. Kohler disease. NORD. February 5, 2008; Accessed 7/20/2012.