Yes, you most certainly can get a bone spur on the top of your foot. Although somewhat less common than heel spurs or pump bumps, bony bumps on the top of the foot may or may not cause pain. Typically they’re uncomfortable if shoes squeeze or press against them, or if they’re blocking a joint. They might be more trouble if they press on a nerve, contribute to corns, or cause ulcers.
You develop top of the foot bumps for multiple reasons. It could be excess tissue growth from arthritis in your big toe or another joint. It could be that your foot didn’t heal well after a fracture or a dislocation. As you get older, little spots of extra bone can simply pop up. Serious diseases like bone infections or tumors could be behind the lump as well, though this is uncommon. Let Dr. Darren Silvester and the Next Step Foot & Ankle Clinic team in Pleasanton, TX, help you deal with any foot bumps. Call (830) 569-3338 or use our online request tools to contact us.