What is a bone spur?
If you have extra bone forming on a bone on any part of your foot, you may be developing a bone spur. These bony protrusions can cause pain, swelling, discomfort, or lessen your ability to move or walk with ease. Our board-certified and fellowship-trained podiatrists, Drs. Dustin Lloyd and Richard Swails, can perform an examination of your foot (or feet) to determine if you have bone spurs to treat. At Preston Surgery Center in Frisco, TX, you can have a comprehensive consultation with advanced imaging of your foot at our facility. If you are an older adult, you are more at risk of growing bone spurs.
When you come in for a consulting appointment with Dr. Lloyd or Dr. Swails, you can expect to be listened to and provided with podiatry care you can count on. The diagnostic process can consist of:
- A physical exam
- Imaging of the foot or feet in question (x-ray, CT scan, and/or MRI)
- A review of your medical history, notes, and images from other physicians
- A discussion about previous attempts to relieve the pain and inflammation in your feet
Once a clear diagnosis is made for a bone spur, we can give you options for your treatment based on your level of need, such as:
- Pain medication (over-the-counter drugs and/or prescription medications)
- Cortisone injections directly into the bone
- Physical therapy
- Orthotic inserts
- Surgery to remove the spur
Without proper treatment, your bone spur can lead to a life with chronic pain and the possibility of losing the ability to walk. Our podiatrists are here to assist you in recovering from bone spurs and will make recommendations on the next steps to take to heal. Contact our friendly front office to schedule your appointment today.
Bone Spur Reviews
When walking hurts, See a specialist
Protect two of your greatest assets — your feet. You may not realize that you have a bone spur, and we can perform state-of-the-art imaging to confirm this diagnosis. Drs. Lloyd and Swails, our podiatrists at Preston Surgery Center, can define the severity of your foot condition. Their mission is to provide you with sound treatment recommendations that provide comfort and support. We do this by being straightforward with you about the bone spur and what it will take to heal it. You can rely on Preston Surgery Center in Frisco, TX to have a plan of action with transparent fee scales and easy-to-follow procedure guidelines so that you can get the most out of your treatment.