Bone spurs, or osteophytes in the foot can be caused by several things, including cartilage loss, tight ligaments, activities that put stress on the feet and pressure from extra weight or badly fitting shoes, according t... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

The Mayo Clinic explains that bone spurs are simply an extra bone on top of the foot. According to WebMD, these spurs occur when the bone tries to repair itself by building extra bone, and they also form in response to p... More »

Cheilectomy, arthrodesis and arthroplasty are three types of surgery for bone spurs on the top of the foot, explains OrthoInfo. Doctors offer these options if nonsurgical treatments, such as application of ice, use of an... More »

Bone spurs in feet are caused primarily by joint damage from aging and osteoarthritis; however, bone spurs can also occur when people place too much stress and pressure on the ligaments in the feet, reports WebMD. This a... More » Health Medical Ranges & Levels

Bone spurs, or osteophytes, are bony growths that grow on bones that are trying to repair themselves. Because the shoulder is a complex joint with many moving parts and a wide range of motion, the bones, tendons, muscles... More »

Some causes of foot spurs include straining the foot ligaments and muscles, repeatedly tearing the membrane that covers the heel bone and stretching the plantar fascia, according to WebMD. Risk factors for developing foo... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

Bone spurs can be removed through surgery, according to WebMD. However, unless bone spurs are causing pain or damaging surrounding tissues, they are not usually treated or removed. Most bone spurs have no symptoms and ar... More » Health Conditions & Diseases