Bone spurs are only treated if symptoms are present. Initial treatment is designed to decrease inflammation and avoid re-injury when possible. Ice and anti-inflammatory medications are commonly used, depending on the location of the spur. Orthotics, or shoe inserts, and local bone spur pads may also be considered. Bone spurs causing aggitation of nerves, tendons or ligaments and those that are resistant to non-operative measures may require surgery.

These lists are not inclusive of all conditions and procedures. In order to obtain a complete and accurate diagnosis, a physician should assess your individual situation. Following diagnosis, your physician will discuss appropriate treatment options with you – both surgical and non-surgical. Schedule an appointment with an Orthopedic ONE physician.