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Bone spurs on balls of both feet. treatment options? recovery time?

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Dr. Eric Lullove
Podiatry 19 years experience
Location?: It depends on the location of the bone spurs. If you are referring to heel spurs, then the treatments are very conservative for over 6 months before surgery becomes part of the discussion. Spurring anywhere else on the foot or ankle can be discussed surgically if there is associated pain.
Dr. Fred Birnbaum
Podiatry 43 years experience
Bone spurs: This is a difficult question to answer without more exact info. I am assuming you have metatarsal bones that are bulging against the bottom of the foot, causing pain and possible painful callus/corn formation. Treatments include orthotic devices to reduce the abnormal pressures or surgery to improve the weightbearing balance amongst the bones. Recovery from that is usually a few weeks.

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