Bone Spurs

Bone spurs may occur anywhere a muscle, tendon or ligament attaches to a bone. Generally a spur will only be painful if it causes pressure to some other surrounding structure. Common areas of bone spurs in the foot are in the toes, the heel, the big toe joint, the top of the foot, and the ankle. The location of the spur and the amount of discomfort determines what the doctor recommends for treatment. This may consist of something as simple as a pad or cushion, a cortisone injection, or surgery to permanently solve the problem.