Bone Spurs

Surgical or non-surgical treatment of uncomfortable or unsightly Bone Spurs, for improved comfort and appearance.

Are painful Bone Spurs making it uncomfortable to stay mobile? For those concerned with the discomfort, and appearance of a Bone Spur (Bony Spur) there are surgical and non-surgical options to help ease the pain and discomfort, and restore the appearance of the feet.

A bone spur is a spike of bone (osteophyte or exostosis) that usually forms at a joint interface or at the location of a tendon or ligament attachment. It appears as a hard lump and can cause discomfort either from the lump itself rubbing or when the joint jams because the bony lump is restricting joint motion.

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Options for treatment depending on the severity of the deformity, for improved form and function of the feet.

Relief of pain and discomfort.

Improved appearance of the feet, restoring confidence.

Treatment guide

Surgical procedures can involve the resection of the bony lump in isolation, or it may require realignment surgery to address the dysfunction of the foot or specific joint that is involved.

Non-surgical treatment is by accommodating the bone spur in suitable footwear or applying appropriate cushioning to protect the site.

Pricing guide

Consultation required. The cost will depend on the type of treatment and extent of joint involvement.

Surgical resection usually starts from $1800.


Bone Spurs can grow anywhere. In the feet, they are commonly on the toes, at the big toe joint, on top of the foot, or at the heel bone.

What causes Bone Spurs?

Bone Spurs can occur as a result of trauma, joint degeneration (arthritis), or mechanical dysfunction, or it may be congenital (something you are born with).

What are the symptoms of Bone Spurs?

Symptoms commonly include a bony, hard lump that causes pain with movement or irritation with footwear or hosiery. If they grow near a nerve they can cause nerve impingement symptoms, like pins and needles or shooting pains like an electric shock. An X-ray will show the extent of the spur, but sometimes other imaging such as a CT or MRI scan is needed to assess in more detail.

Can a Bone Spur grow back?

Sometimes a bony spur can grow back, but most often once they are resected and any underlying deformity is addressed it is unlikely they should return.

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