A bone spur forms as the body tries to repair itself by building extra bone. It generally forms in response to pressure, rubbing, or stress that continues over a long period of time.
Bone spur is just extra bone. It’s usually smooth, but it can cause wear and tear or pain if it presses or rubs on other bones or soft tissues such as ligaments, tendons, or nerves.
Treatment directed at symptoms could include rest, ice, stretching, and non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen.
If a bone spur is in your foot, changing footwear or adding padding or a shoe insert such as a heel cup or orthotic may help.
A podiatrist (foot doctor) may be consulted if corns and calluses become a bigger problem. Bone spurs can be surgically removed or treated as a final option.
Thank you for replying. Can the bone spur go away by exercising my foot or does it have to be surgically removed?