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Doctor insights on: Bone On The Outside Of The Foot

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Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more


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I fractured the bone on the outside of my right foot year ago. Now it hurts to walk on the treadmill. It's it not healed by now?

I fractured the bone on the outside of my right foot year ago. Now it hurts to walk on the treadmill. It's it not healed by now?

It's possible: When you have pain from an area that you previously fractured, it is possible that it has not healed, it is also possible that it healed with a different alignment and is now not able to take increased force. An xray and exam are the best ways to discover the reason you continue to have pain. ...Read more

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What are bone spurs on the outside edge of the foot?

What are bone spurs on the outside edge of the foot?

Depends: There are a number of causes for bone spurs to develop on the outside of the foot. Among the two most common causes for spurs to occur are either along an arthritic joint or as a result if chronic pressure/irritation. A bunion ĂȘtre deformity is among the most common causes and the forefoot is widened in that area causing chronic irritation and spurring when rubbing against a shoe. Get checked. ...Read more

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Remedies for foot pain due to bone spur on top and outside of foot?

Remedies for foot pain due to bone spur on top and outside of foot?

Determine cause : Protecting the area from excessive shoe pressure is often helpful. Wider and more supportive shoes can also help. Orthotic inserts in shoes can improve poor biomechanics. It is best to determine reason for the spur to have occurred to treat properly. ...Read more

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I have a very painful bone spur on the outside of my left foot. It is painful to touch, and wear shoes. How is a good way to get rid of it.

I have a very painful bone spur on the outside of my left foot. It is painful to touch, and wear shoes. How is a good way to get rid of it.

The only way to : Get rid of a spur is to have it removed. Having said that, you can get rid of the inflammation around the spur and sometimes that relieves the pain...See a foot doc for help. ...Read more

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The outside of my foot on the bone is extremely painful?

See a podiatrist: You need to be examined to determine the cause of the pain and then treatment can be suggested. ...Read more

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Bone scans of human foot show what?

Fractures, infection: Nuclear bone scans of the foot are typically done to look for stress fractures or to evaluate for signs of bone infection. Metastatic lesions to bone can also frequently be shown on a bone scan, . ...Read more

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Bone spurs in feet what could be done

Bone spurs in feet what could be done

I've : I've been hesitant to answer your question because it's simply too vague. Please repost your question, but indicate where these spurs are. Do they hurt, and if so, is it dependent on walking, shoes, weather, etc.? How long have you been in pain or had these spurs? Have you done anything to try to help your pain, and if so, what? And finally, how is the general state of your health, what is your age, gender and weight? I know i'm asking you far more questions than you asked, but it's impossible to give you a meaningful answer, which i would honestly like to do, without knowing more details. The greater the detail, the more meaningful the answer. Thanks! ...Read more