What causes bone spurs depends on where they are. Bone spurs are extra growths of hard tissue that develop under repeated pressure and friction, so anything that strains a bone could encourage a spur to form. Arthritis is a common culprit, along with chronically tight or swollen tendons. When your arthritic bones grind together, the friction can create bumps near or in the joints. Condition like plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendonitis, which involve a tight connector pulling on the bone, are common sources of spurs on your heels.
Many spurs don’t cause problems and may even go unnoticed. If a bony bump is painful or causing stiffness, however, you’ll need to have it cared for. Let Dr. Darren Silvester at in Pleasanton, TX, know about any bumps on your lower limbs. Our staff can help you with your foot health. Call (830) 569-3338 or send us a request for an appointment through our website.