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Can you also develop ankle spurs?
Spurs can develop on bones nearly anywhere in the body. Typically they will occur after injury to a joint or tendon. When the system perceives that there is bone damage, it will react by adding bone to the injured area, creating what we call a "spur." In the feet, most frequently it is in the heel area, but spurs certainly can occur in the ankle area as well. If you suspect that you have a bone spur in your ankle, the best thing to do is to consult your primary care physician or a foot health specialist. He or she can help determine whether or not a spur is present and advise you on treatment. Thank you for contacting us.