A bone spur is a piece of bone that grows out from another bone, such as the heel bone or the vertebrae. Some bone spurs are asymptomatic and don't have to be treated. Other bone spurs, such as those that develop in Hagl... More »

Treatment methods for bone spurs on the ankle include cold pack application to the area and anti-inflammatory medications, such as Depomedrol, Celestone or Kenalog, according to MedicineNet. If the bone spur irritates th... More »

A massage regimen combining heat on the calcified area with increased blood flow and tissue elasticity works to dissolve the bone spurs. Regular massage alone is not enough to dissolve the spurs in areas of the body with... More »

Three bones form the ankle: the tibia (the shin bone), the fibula (a smaller bone along the shin bone) and the talus (a bone sitting above the heel bone). The bony protrusion on the inside of the ankle is the medial mall... More »

A bone spur appears as a tiny, pointed growth on a bone, according to MedicineNet. Bone spurs, which are typically only treated when pain occurs, are generally only visible through radiologic testing such as X-rays, an M... More »

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 »

Heel spurs, which are calcium deposits that form on the bottom part of the heel bone, can have causes that include overstretching of the plantar fascia and excessive strain placed on the foot muscles and ligaments. Peopl... More »