Q How are bone spurs treated?
Bone spurs can be treated several different ways. If the spur is getting pressure form the shoe, padding can be used to relieve the pressure. If there is too much movement in the bones around the joint causing the spur formation, using functional custom orthotic devises can a form of treatment to reduce stress and pain. If the spur is causing inflammation, bursa, or ganglions, then padding, anti-inflammatory medication, and/or cortisone injections can help decrease the pain and inflammation. Icing the area can also be beneficial.
If conservative treatment is not affording enough relief, surgery to remove the spur can be done.
Visiting your foot doctor in Palm Desert will provide you the answers as to why your bone spur has formed and what can be done for it. For an immediate appointment to learn all of your options contact Dr. Harvey Danciger at 760-568-0108.