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Bone Spurs On Side Of Foot
I think I have a bone spur on the side of my foot. It hurts, do I go see a podiatrist or try to live with the discomfort?
See podiatrist: Why would you not have an evaluation to see what the cause is or what can be done for it. ...Read more
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
Only if painful: Otherwise you can ignore....Get a more detailed answer ›
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.
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See below: Yes. X-rays are helpful for the diagnosis. Good luck. Thank you. ...Read more
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 être 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
Bone spurs: Bone spurs to the feet and ankles are most often caused from trauma or arthritis (wear and tear to the joints) or in the case of the calcaneous (heel bone) can be from Enthesopathy (pulling of soft tissue from bone). This can be cause from the tendon or ligament from being too tight and resulting in a chronic pulling off situation. See your podiatrist and he/she can help. ...Read more
Bone spurs: That is quite a wide topic. Bone spurs range from small, but painful, spurs on toes that can be addressed via minimal incision surgery, to larger spurs like heel spurs and haglund's deformities that are more conventional in nature. Circulatory status determines surgery or conservative care. Seek the help of a podiatrist to guide you with what needs to be done. Good luck! ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Depends: Where spurs are. Many form from ecessive tension on tendons or ligament at attachment to bone. Sometimes excessive pressure from shoe or other bone can cause this as well as. Key to alleviating symptoms is to remove tension or pressure. Only way to actually remove spur is with surgery, but this may not be necessary if symptoms can be relieved in other ways. ...Read more
Should I be concerned with an X-ray finding of ossicles and bone spurs in both of my feet? I am in pain more times than not.
It is common: With the other symptom you are presenting with you should be evaluated for some systemic condition which may be causing the symptoms however. ...Read more
I have throbbing bone spurs in my feet and I can't stay on them long. Who can I go to do be prescribed a strong pain killer. Note this pain is ongoing?
Bone spurs: There are relatively few doctors whose initial management plan for painful bone spurs would be just pain medication. Ideally the doctor should get to the cause of the problem (usually excessive weight bearing). A steroid shot may help; in a few cases, surgery will help. Pain medications (other than motrin) are not an answer but can be used as a last resort. ...Read more
Midfoot bone spurs - are a cause of overpronation and plantar fasciitis? My running progress is hindered by foot issues, should I get surgery?
I have incredible pain in my feet. Brownish dots going up ankles as well. I'm obese. Doc says I have bone spurs and plantar fasc. When will pain go away?
I have bone spurs in my feet, spine, shoulder and hip. Is there any treatment other than surgery? What causes spurs?
Surgery on my right foot 9 weeks ago for bone spurs. Suspect nerve impingent, pain to left of scar. Started PT, now have bruising by big toe?
If you had surgery: I would recommend that you see your surgeon in follow up ...Read more
Burning top of foot near big toe where stretched nerve years ago after broken ankle. Also bone spurs in ball of foot. What to do for burning pain?
It takes 15 minutes: 15 minutes surgical time does not mean 15 minutes of healing time. ...Read more
How do I know if I have bone spurs on my heel. Every morning when I get up I cannot put weight on my left heal because it feels like there is a knife sticking in it. It eases off after a while but, never completely goes away. Is this a sign of a bon?
Heel Pain/Heel Spurs: The only way to know if you have heel spurs on your heels is with an x-ray. They can't be felt. With that in mind both plantar fasciitis and heel spurs will present the same way. You need to ice your heels, stretch your calves (before you get out of bed or after sitting), wear supportive shoes and probably need to see a foot doctor for more comprehensive treatment. ...Read more
Would bone spurs hurt 24/7? I have either those or a tendon problem. Front of ankle only hurts to lunge/jump and KILLS to tumble on if I try even once
After you have the bone spurs removed from the ankle, what happens then are you put into plaster or a boot do you still need to use a walking aid?
Are bone spurs at the base of big toe (bottom) related to turf toe? Feel like spur needs soft cushion, but turf toe calls for hard extension. Confused
Turf toe is more of: A sprain of the ligaments around that joint. Spurring around the joint is something that develops gradually over time and reduce the available range of motion of the joint. At some point in time, spurs need to be removed surgically before more damage is done to the interior of the joint. Turf toe is an acute injury that takes time and protection to heal. ...Read more
Is there something that could make me prone to bone spurs? Every time I injure a joint they end up removing one. Ankle, knee and shoulder so far.
Bone spurs on big toe. Other than surgery, is their a way to dissolve them or alternative treatment? Pain when I fully bend, or wear high heels.
What's the treatment an longterm medication for ankle bone spurs and big toe joint spur if there is pain an symptoms?
Bone spurs: Having bone spurs on those joints usually means there is arthritis of those joints most likely from an injury since you are only 22 years old. Typical arthritis takes many more years to develop. O-T-C anti inflammatory medication may help. However, long term use is usually not recommended. There are some topical anti inflammatory meds that can be prescribed. Best to see your Foot Specialist. ...Read more