The benefits of an ostectomy, or bone spur removal, are many. First and foremost is relief of pain. Second is a cosmetic improvement because many bone spurs can cause a bone deformity. The third benefit is that shoes will fit better. Some shoes tend to squeeze the toes together, putting pressure on the spur. And last but not least, getting rid of a painful bone spur allows one to be more active. Any foot problem that leads to inactivity is detrimental to one’s health.
If you are experiencing pain in your foot and are not sure why, it could be a bone spur – especially if the pain is in your toes or heel. Living with the pain is never a good idea. An exam and x-ray by one of our Board Certified Podiatrists is all it takes to discover the cause of your pain. Call us before your problem gets worse.