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Bone Spur Treatment Options 

If you're experiencing discomfort and mobility issues while walking due to bone spurs in your foot, don't let it hold you back from pursuing your goals! Consider scheduling a consultation  to learn about the full range of non-surgical and surgical treatment options that are available to you.


Bone Spurs Q & A

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What are bone spurs?

Bone spurs, also known as osteophytes, are small, bony growths that can develop on the bones in the foot.

These spurs are often caused by:

  • Wear and Tear

  • Abnormal Foot Alignment

  • Injury

  • Trauma

When bone spurs occur in the foot, they can cause pain, discomfort, and inflammation. The pain may be felt in the heel, arch, or toes, and it can be especially intense when walking or standing. In some cases, the bone spur may also press against nerves or soft tissue in the foot, causing additional discomfort and nerve damage.

What are some treatments for bone spurs?

Your treatment path depends on the size of your bone spur. 

Changing your footwear is an excellent place to start. Shoes that have a restrictive tow box or are too narrow can cause rubbing and irritation

Adding pads or cushions to your shoes can also help. This type of padding provides a soft buffer between your shoes and your foot. 

Foot examination

Shoe inserts can also be a good choice and work by changing pressure distribution as your feet move within your shoes. Some people find relief using over-the-counter options, while others need custom orthotics to find comfort. 

Dr. David Barber, DPM

Conservative Vs. Surgical Treatment

At Denton Podiatry, Dr. Barber is skilled in treating bone spurs using both conservative and surgical methods. We believe in providing our patients with comprehensive education about all available options and making recommendations based on their unique circumstances, without pushing for surgery as the only solution.

In cases where surgery is deemed necessary, Dr. Barber typically uses a minimally invasive approach, making just one small incision that requires only a single stitch. This procedure typically involves little to no downtime, allowing patients to quickly return to their normal daily activities.

If you want more information about how the condition can be corrected, book a consultation at Denton Podiatry. Call the office or schedule an appointment online today.

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