Daniel L. Reminga, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S.
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By contactus@northernfootandankle.com
January 18, 2017
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In today's program Dr. Reminga talks about bone spurs on the feet. Bone is a living tissue that can change and grow over time. Bone spurs... are bony projections that develop along the edge of bones. They often form where bones meet each other, at your joints, and... are often referred to as osteophytes. Osteophytes… is the word of the day. Feel free to use it and impress your friends!

Typically, most people think of something sharp when they think of a "spur". The word "spur" conjures up that thought... however, a bone spur is basically the buildup of extra bone. Unlike it's name describes... it's usually smooth. Problems arise when the spur causes wear and tear, or pain, when it presses or rubs on other bones or soft tissue... such as: ligaments, tendons, or nerves in the body. Bone spurs are commonly found on the spine, shoulders, hands, hips, knees, and feet. Some bone spurs develop over time as part of the aging process. The slippery cartilage tissue that normally covers the ends of the bones, within the joints, breaks down and wears away.

How do bone spurs develop on the feet? Well… when it comes to the feet... bone spurs form in response to repetitive activities such as running, power walking, and other "overuse" activities that put stress on the feet. Carrying extra weight or, wearing shoes that fit poorly can also encourage the development of bone spurs.

Dr. Reminga talks about the symptoms of a bone spur. Where they are located. And… how bone spurs are treated. Listen to today’s program and learn more about… Foot pain that DOESN’T Spur you on!

Dr. Daniel Reminga's Weekly Radio Show "Your Feet Your Health" airs every Wednesday at 10 am & 5 pm on WKMJ 93.5FM, WMPL 920AM, WUPY 101.1FM radio. Listen to past recordings here.

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