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Shoes For Bone Spurs On Feet
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.
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
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?
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
Where is it???: I know it seems like an obvious question, but depending on exactly where the spur is at, there can be a number of possible answers. Sorry! ...Read more
It : It of course matters where the bony prominence is, but this may represent arthritis in your midfoot. It likely hurts because of the degeneration of the cartilage in the joint and the load your body puts on it with weight bearing. Various treatments, like anti-inflammatory medications, arch supports and sometimes even surgeries to fuse the degenerated joint(s) together can help a lot! sometimes the problem is a tight heelcord and stretching that may help as well. Good luck! ...Read more
Spurs: Its possible to get "spurs" or osteophytes in multiple locations. A bone spur in the fifth metatarsal area would be rare but possible. ...Read more
More info needed: To receive an answer that will be more helpful, you need to give more information...Your health status, any problems such as gout, diabetes or blood pressure concerns. You should state how long it has been a problem and what you do to make it feel better. Also tells us what it looks like. Is it discolored, swollen or point tender. The more you tell the better the answer. ...Read more
Scar tissue: Patients that don't recover from plantar fascia with bone spur resection usually develop scar tissue. With all my patients, I have them go through an aggressive physical therapy with ultrasound, electrical stim, cutting edge laser therapy and finally have the patient do a rigorous stretching regimen. It should get better for you, it sometimes takes 4 to 6 months. ...Read more
Yes it could be: Have an x-ray to confirm. If so, they can be shaven down. ...Read more
Xray: An xray is the best way to know if you have a bone spur and it can also evaluate for a bunion. A bunion is not just an enlargement of bone on the side of the foot but it is a complex change in the shape of your big toe joint that causes the growth of bone. I recommend you see a podiatrist for further evaluation with xrays. There are many excellent podiatrists here in the great state of texas! ...Read more
Can children get bone spur on top of both of their feet? How to tell its bone spur and nothing else?
Yes: tarsl boss and acessory navicular bones can present on top of feet at young age both are benign and safely ignored ...Read more
No, it is not dangerous, but it can be very painful. Spurs can either be on the back or bottom of the heel; on the back, it can cause Achilles tendinitis, on the bottom, it can irritate the plantar fascia, causing plantar fasciitis, especially noticeable those first few steps in the morning. There are many ways to treat plantar fasciitis.
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