What are Bone
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
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.