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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?
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
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
Midfoot bone spurs - are a cause of overpronation and plantar fasciitis? My running progress is hindered by foot issues, should I get surgery?
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?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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.
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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