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Bone Spurs on Top of the Foot

Bone spurs on the top of the foot can be a discomforting issue. These protrusions, though not typically sharp, can cause pain by pressing against nearby bones, tendons, ligaments, or nerves. Age is often linked to bone spurs on top of the foot. Over time, the wearing down of cartilage can result in diminished joint cushioning, leading to friction, and, resulting in a spur growth. Engaging in certain activities, such as running or dancing, can also trigger bone spurs on the foot. The repetitive stress from these activities can cause trauma, prompting the body to generate extra calcium. Uncomfortable or ill fitting shoes, whether too tight or shaped inadequately, can cause friction that leads to trauma and bone spur formation. Additionally, injuries ranging from minor bruises to significant bone fractures can lead to calcium accumulation, which may result in bone spurs. Swelling, redness, tenderness and pain warrant prompt medical attention. If you have noticed a bone spur on the top of your foot, it is suggested that you make an appointment with a podiatrist for an exam, diagnosis, and a treatment plan that is correct for you.

Foot Pain

Foot pain can be extremely painful and debilitating. If you have a foot pain, consult with one of our podiatrists from The Sun Healthcare & Surgery Group. Our doctors will assess your condition and provide you with quality foot and ankle treatment.


Foot pain is a very broad condition that could be caused by one or more ailments. The most common include:

  • Bunions
  • Hammertoes
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Bone Spurs
  • Corns
  • Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Ingrown Toenails
  • Arthritis (such as Gout, Rheumatoid, and Osteoarthritis)
  • Flat Feet
  • Injury (from stress fractures, broken toe, foot, ankle, Achilles tendon ruptures, and sprains)
  • And more


To figure out the cause of foot pain, podiatrists utilize several different methods. This can range from simple visual inspections and sensation tests to X-rays and MRI scans. Prior medical history, family medical history, and any recent physical traumatic events will all be taken into consideration for a proper diagnosis.


Treatment depends upon the cause of the foot pain. Whether it is resting, staying off the foot, or having surgery; podiatrists have a number of treatment options available for foot pain.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our offices located in Antioch, and Martinez, CA . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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