Bone Spurs

What are Bone Spurs?

Bone Spurs

Diagnosis of a Bone Spur can only be determined by x-ray. When seen on x-ray the spur is usually imbedded in muscle, tendon or ligament.

Since muscle, tendon and ligament are elastic, the spur causes the muscle, tendon or ligament to shorten. As the foot moves, the shortened muscle, tendon or ligament become overstretched. This causes pain.

Common areas of bone spurs in the foot are the toes, heel, great toe joint, the top of the foot, and the ankle. The location of the spur and the amount of discomfort determine the appropriate treatment. This may be as simple as a pad or cushion or may require a cortisone injection. Sometimes surgery may be necessary to permanently solve the problem.

If you are experiencing foot pain, call my office today to set up an appointment.











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