A bone spur is the result of calcium deposits that build up and form a bump on existing bone tissue. These growths do not have any actual symptoms or cause discomfort on their own—so you could easily have one without even knowing—but you might experience pain when a spur presses against soft tissue. This is especially the case for spurs that develop in the feet and face pressure from footwear, especially in the heel area.
The majority of treatments for bone spurs are centered on alleviating the pain and any other issues that may arise. These are often conservative in nature, but a bone spur that presses against a nerve or restricts your range of motion may need to be removed with surgery.
No matter what kind of treatment you need, you can find peace of mind knowing that Carolina Podiatry Group is here for you. Our expert staff will begin with nonsurgical methods to ease the pain, but are also highly-skilled at foot surgery for when such procedures are necessary. Contact us today by calling our Lancaster, SC office at (803) 285-1411, our Fort Mills office at (803) 548-FEET (3338), or our Chester office at (803) 285-1411.