About Bone Spurs

What is it and what are my treatment options?

Bone Spurs Overview

Bone spurs are osteoarthritis caused bone growths. Bone spurs that protrude into the ankle joint cause pain and make it hard to move the joint. Early bone spur treatment is always best—an appointment with a Carolina Orthopaedic and Neurosurgical Associates’ (CONA) foot and ankle specialist should be made as soon as symptoms present.

Symptoms & Causes

Bone spur symptoms include:

  • Crepitus (a crunching or cracking sensation)
  • Decreased range of motion
  • Difficulty bearing weight
  • Pain
  • Stiffness
  • Swelling

Osteoarthritis causes bone spurs.

Common Treatments:

Nonsurgical treatment options treat bone spur symptoms. After a thorough evaluation, a CONA foot and ankle specialist may recommend:

  • Activity modification
  • A corticosteroid injection
  • Immobilization
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDs)
  • Rest, ice, compression, elevation (RICE)

Surgery may be recommended to treat severe bone spurs whose symptoms do not improve after nonsurgical treatment. A CONA specialist carefully removes the spurs and smooths existing bone.

Make an Appointment
with A Foot & Ankle Specialist

Please do not let bone spur symptoms linger on. Make an appointment with a CONA foot and ankle specialist as soon as possible.

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