Dr. Timothy Young, A Board-Certified Foot Surgeon Talks About Mid Foot Bone Spur Surgery Part 1

Dr. Timothy Young, A Board-Certified Foot Surgeon Talks About Mid Foot Bone Spur Surgery Part 1

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Bone spurs in the midfoot are quite common. One common example is a prominence or spur or bump on the top of the foot. In the midfoot area this often involves the first or second metatarsal cuneiform joints. This creates a pressure point in the midfoot and often times the dorsal nerves in the midfoot get pinched in this area.  

This are does not have much additional subcutaneous layer to cushion and protect it. Shoe pressure here can cause problems.  Often this is aggravated with shoe pressure.  Changing shoelacing can help and shoes that do not come off for on the top of the midfoot can help also such as a moccasin-type shoe.  Note that some bone spurs are the result of underlying arthritis in the midfoot.  This can be a different scenario and may require fusion of the involved joints.  A common example of this would be fusion of the second metatarsal–cuneiform joint.

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