24 Oct What are Bone Spurs?
Bone spurs, or osteophytes, are bone overgrowths that commonly form where two bones come together. Normally, foot bone spurs are painless, but when exposed to pressure, bone spurs can make the excess bone rub against nerve endings or soft tissues, causing pain.
Causes of Foot Bone Spurs
When your feet are exposed to excessive pressure, a bone spur can form as the body’s normal response to repair itself. Here are the common causes:
- High-impact activities, like running
- Excessive weight
- Poor-fitting footwear
- Tightening of the plantar fasciitis due to excessive stress
Since there are no obvious symptoms of bone spurs in the feet, diagnosing them can be hard. Some people experience unbearable pain in parts of their foot when exposed to pressure while others may not even realize they even one.
Treatment for Foot Bone Spurs
If it isn’t causing you pain, or damaging other tissues, bone spur may not need treatment.
Conservative treatments for bone spurs include:
- Change in footwear
- Weight loss
- Custom foot orthotics
- Massage and stretching
If you’re experiencing chronic foot pain, schedule an appointment with an experienced podiatrist. S/he will examine your feet and evaluate your symptoms to diagnose your condition. If you’ve a bone spur, s/he will create a treatment plan to suit your needs and put an end to your chronic foot pain.
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