Bone Spurs or Exostosis

At our New York foot clinic, our team of highly specialized foot doctors use state-of-the-art technology to diagnose and treat your bone spurs. During a one on one consultation, we can assess your specific case and recommend the appropriate course of treatment, which may include the use of NSAIDs, physical therapy, or even surgical removal, to help eliminate any pain or discomfort. 


Description

A bone spur is an overgrowth of bone. Bone spurs can form on top of the foot, on the toes, and even at the bottom of the heel. They can because by too much pressure on the area or by arthritis. Heel spurs develop from chronic tension on the plantar fascia, a piece of tissue that runs from the bottom of the heel and extends to the toes. 

Symptoms

Symptoms include pain or pressure over the bump, pain when wearing tight toes, pain after long period of walking.

Treatment Options For Bone Spurs

Rest, ice, stretching (for heel spurs), surgical removal.

Treatment Option Description (with Duration)

Treatment depends on the symptoms as well as the location of the bone spur. Resting and icing the affected area can help with pain relief. The goal is to reduce pressure on the bump and increase range of motion at the joint that the bump rests on. Stretching exercises are great for heel spurs as they will lessen the tension on the plantar fascia. Depending on the size and location of the bone spur, surgical removal of the bump may be necessary for permanent pain relief. Microsurgery is a minimally invasive procedure, where a small shaving tool is inserted through a tiny incision and radiography and ultrasound are administered to get rid of painful spurs with little recovery time. 

Expected Outcome

Relief of pain and discomfort.

Say Goodbye to Foot Pain and Discomfort 

If your bone spur is causing you pain or discomfort, our NYC foot doctors can help! Serving the Downtown and Midtown Manhattan areas of NYC, we help you get back to healthy and happy living. Call us at 917-398-3668 or book an appointment online.

Frequently Asked Questions

You may or may not have a heel spur. It's important to note that you don't need to have a heel spur in order to experience heel pain. If you have heel pain, your podiatrist may take X-rays of your feet to check if there is a spur.

You should wear a shoe that is not too tight and that has a bit of a "give" on top so that it is not pressing too hard on top of the foot. Sneakers are a great option. Also, it's important to make sure the shoes aren't too tightly laced. This can aggravate the bump.

Answer: You should seek medical attention if: the bump has gotten larger over time, the area is painful, red and swollen in appearance, if it becomes difficult to wear shoes and the bump interferes with normal walking, and if you notice any burning, tingling or numbness in the area.

You should seek medical attention if: the bump has gotten larger over time, the area is painful, red and swollen in appearance if it becomes difficult to wear shoes and the bump interferes with normal walking, and if you notice any burning, tingling, or numbness in the area.

Bumps or Exostosis can be easily shaved down with thin instrument and a tiny incision. Based on the location of the bump, walking can resume immediately, or within a few days.

Haglund's deformities, Pump Bumps, or back-of-heel spurs can be shaved down with a small incision and an instrument called Tenex. With an incision the size of a dime, we can access the bump and shave it down with ultrasonic energy. This eliminates the need for blades or saws to remove this bump as was traditionally required.

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