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Bone Spurs

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 form from too much pressure on the area, or from arthritis. Heel spurs develop from chronic tension on the plantar fascia, which is a piece of tissue that runs from the bottom of the heel and extends to the toes. 

Symptoms

Presence of a bump on top of the foot or the toes, pain or discomfort over the bump, pain when wearing tight toes and/or pain after long periods of walking

Treatment Options

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

Treatment Option Description (with Duration)

Treatment depends on your symptoms, as well as the location of the bone spur. Resting and icing the affected area can help with pain relief. The idea is to reduce pressure on the bump and/or 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. If the bump needs to be shaved down surgically, recovery period is anywhere from 4-6 weeks and involves wearing a surgical shoe until the incision site heals. 

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

Answer: 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're having heel pain, your podiatrist may take X-rays of your feet to check if there is a spur.
Answer: You should wear a shoe that is not too tight and a shoe 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 shoe laces aren't tied too tight. 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.

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