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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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What causes a bone spur?

I wonder if I have what is called a bone spur on outside of my right foot along the bone. It s hard, hurts and have lived with it for weeks. What is a bone spur and might one have it along the outside of one s foot? My email is YYYY@YYYY thank you Elizabeth
Thu, 4 Feb 2016
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With such presentations in my clinic if i wre your treating Doctor for this case of bone spur, firstly i want to suggest forhis particular issue dont try to dig out the cause because altering or avoiding the cause will not revert back your bone spur , also it comes in majority of people only in the foot. because since many ear may be due to bone weakness or long time walking making you foot bones abnormal contour and forming a spur.
the treatment can be local exicision of spur. if you can bear it and symptom free you can just leave like that.
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