Bone Spur Specialist

Local Foot Doc -  - Podiatrist

Local Foot Doc

Podiatrists located in Brooklyn & Queens, New York City, NY

Bone spurs are abnormal bony growths that can irritate surrounding connective tissues and leave you in chronic foot pain. If you’re experiencing swelling, tenderness, or discomfort in either of your feet, schedule a bone spur evaluation with Waldemar Majdanski, DPM, FACFAS, and the team at Local Foot Doc today. For your convenience, Local Foot Doc has two offices in Brooklyn and locations in the Queens neighborhoods of Woodhaven, Forest Hills, and Astoria. Book online or call your nearest location to schedule a visit.

Bone Spur Q & A

What causes bone spurs?

Bone spurs can develop anywhere in your body, but one of the most commonly affected areas is your heel bone. These are known as heel spurs. You can develop spurs in any of the bones in your feet due to:  

  • Calcium buildups
  • Cartilage deterioration
  • Being overweight or obese 
  • Injury or trauma, especially sports injuries
  • Osteoarthritis, which leads to bone spurs on top of your foot

It’s also possible to develop bone spurs because of excessive pressure on your feet due to ill-fitting footwear. For instance, if you wear high-heeled shoes on a daily basis, the added stress on your forefoot can increase your risk of bone spurs near your toes. 

Do bone spurs cause symptoms?

Not always. Bone spurs develop gradually over time, so, usually, any symptoms you do experience slowly worsen and progress. Depending on the severity of your bone spur, you may experience:

  • Development of corns
  • Foot or ankle stiffness
  • Pain while walking or standing
  • Limited range of motion in your foot or ankle joints

Bone spurs can even lead to swelling and tenderness in the affected area. This is common if you have heel spurs that are triggering plantar fasciitis, which leads to agonizing foot pain, especially right after you get out of bed. 

If any of these heel spur symptoms sounds familiar, schedule an evaluation at Local Foot Doc right away. 

What is the treatment for bone spurs?

Your bone spur treatment plan from Local Foot Doc generally begins with a combination of conservative therapies to help you get relief from pain and inflammation. Treating bone spurs can include:

  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
  • Weight-loss management
  • Corticosteroid injections 
  • Heat and ice therapy 
  • Taping or strapping
  • Custom orthotics
  • Night splints 
  • Walking boot 

In more severe cases, you may need minimally invasive outpatient surgery to remove heel spurs. With a team of leading foot and ankle surgeons available at Local Foot Doc, you can feel confident that you’re in extremely capable hands.

Book your bone spur evaluation at Local Foot Doc directly through the website or call any office location to speak with a team member directly.