A bone spur is a boney growth along the edges of normal bones. While bone spurs themselves aren’t painful, they can cause discomfort to the overlying skin if they rub up against nerves, ligaments, tendons or nearby bones. Although bone spurs can form on any bone, they usually form in the joints where bones meet. Therefore, they are commonly found in the joints of the feet and are often the result of an underlying condition such as arthritis. Bone spurs can become painful due to the rubbing of shoes or from the pressure of walking. Please visit one of our Podiatry offices in Beverly Hills, Encino, Thousand Oaks, Valencia, Pasadena, Long Beach and Oxnard. Interestingly, bone spurs form as the bone in the body tries to repair itself from excessive pressure, rubbing or stress over time. Many people have bone spurs and do not know it or they are discovered during an X-Ray from another condition. While many people experience no pain from their bone spurs, other people experience discomfort. Below are common symptoms of bone spurs in the feet:
- Corns and calluses
- Pain and swelling
If your bone spurs are not causing you pain, then no treatment is needed. However, if your bone spurs are causing pain and discomfort, then treatment options may include: weight loss-to take some of the pressure off the joints in the foot; stretching the foot; surgical removal; deep tissue massage, change of footwear; corticosteroid injections; and treatment of calluses and corns. It is important to consult with your podiatrist if you have foot pain. Please visit one of our Podiatry offices in Beverly Hills, Encino, Thousand Oaks, Valencia, Pasadena, Long Beach and Oxnard. Your podiatrist will provide treatment based up the causes and symptoms of your bone spurs. Please visit one of our Podiatry offices in Beverly Hills, Encino, Thousand Oaks, Valencia, Pasadena, Long Beach and Oxnard.