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Bone Spurs - foot - anyone had surgery?

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Bone spurs, lumpy things on top of foot, possibly called saddle bone deformity. Annoying with shoes generally, and snowsports boots. Hurts like hell if someone steps on your foot (becaue it presses directly on the nerve).

Most people put up with them, but I'm wondering if anyone has gone so far as to have the surgery to "shave them down" and views if so (worth it? recovery? etc).

Please and thanks
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One of my friends has had surgery on spurs on both heals - but he got to the point of being almost unable to walk if he walked for more than an hour. His recovery was very swift - needed a crutch for about a week, was walking normally after 3, and back to running and playing hockey after 5.
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Thanks. I am talking about on the top of the foot. Not a problem day to day (so not the same or as bad as your friend's).
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I have had one removed from the outside of my foot, around the end of the fifth metatarsal, been fine ever since.

Didn't need crutches and was walking on it the next day, a spur elsewhere on the foot may be different though.
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My brother had one on the top of each foot shaved off. One was fine, the other came back.
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I had one taken off the top of my big toe that developed after a full season of skiing . It was so painful to ski with! Surgery was ok. Took about 5-8 weeks (memory is a bit rusty as it was 13 years ago) to get back to 100%. So far so good, it hasn't come back. It made a huge difference to my skiing comfort Happy

*Edit - should add that they cut my toe bone and straightened/pinned it at the same time,hence the longer recovery period


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Not top but bottom of foot for Mr G. He was struggling to walk or board, simple op under local solved it, just a week or two off work required ( he was on his feet all day and had to wear full steelies).
Worst thing about it was the anaesthetic injection, he said, and a few weird tingly painful things for a few days.
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I had bone shaved off the top of my foot two years ago. Really straight forward procedure ans was back on the bike in no time. Took a bit longer for running and hockey though.
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