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    About Bone spur

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    Bone spurs are small bony growths that form off the bone. These small lumps commonly develop around joints, where bone contacts another bone, or along the spine. Bone spurs are most commonly found in adults over the age of 65 as a result of joint damage (osteoarthritis) but may affect people of all ages.

    The common symptoms of bone spurs include pain and reduced range of motion in the affected area. For example, bone spurs in the knee can make it painful to bend the knee, which can lead to difficulty walking and performing everyday activities. Bone spurs in the back can pinch nerves along the spinal cord, leading to numbness or paralysis in your arms and legs. The most common areas affected by bone spurs include:

    • Knees
    • Spine
    • Hip
    • Neck
    • Feet (specifically the ankle)
    • Hands or fingers
    • Shoulders

    In many instances, bone spurs may produce no symptoms at all. You may not know you have a bone spur until it is detected by an X-ray scan. If left untreated, however, these small growths can cause pain and difficulty with movement. If you are experiencing unexplainable joint pain, talk to your health care provider to get screened for bone spurs.

    The symptoms of bone spurs can usually be treated with simple at-home remedies. If a bone spur is causing severe pain or restriction in movement, surgery may be required to remove the growth.

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    While you cannot remove bone spurs without surgery, you can take several steps to ease pain and maintain your mobility. During your appointment, talk to your provider about your symptoms and discuss the treatment plan that’s best for you.

    Bone Spur Care

    How do I know if I have plantar fasciitis or heel spurs?

    Bone spurs, or more specifically, heel spurs, are growths on your heel bone that can be a result of plantar fasciitis. It is even possible to have bone spurs and not know it. They occur in more than half of the people who suffer from plantar fasciitis. A doctor might recommend x-rays if you are concerned about heel spurs.

    Should I see an orthopedist or a podiatrist?

    While podiatrists are similar to orthopedists, they specialize in musculoskeletal care of the lower leg - particularly the feet.

    They diagnose and treat issues related to the bones, joints, tendons, and ligaments, with a focus from the hips to the toes. It is recommended that you see a podiatrist for ailments such as plantar fasciitis, bunions, bone spurs, fallen arches, and ingrown toenails.

    Connect with a real, quality podiatrist licensed to treat patients in College, AK for an affordable, upfront price on Sesame. We work directly with podiatrists and orthopedists - not insurance companies - to get you the care you need without breaking the bank. Save 60% on your next podiatry or orthopedic consult when you book with Sesame.

    What is an orthopedist?

    An orthopedist is a health care professional (sometimes called an orthopedic specialist) that focuses on the diagnosis, correction, rehabilitation, and prevention of musculoskeletal issues such as knee pain or scoliosis.

    What is an orthopedic surgeon?

    Like an orthopedic doctor, orthopedic surgeons are well versed in conditions of the musculoskeletal system, such as bone fractures, joint problems, and sports injuries. Another similarity between the two is that they each undergo around 14 years of training including a bachelor's degree, medical school, a residency, and pass a certifying exam.

    However, unlike orthopedic doctors, orthopedic surgeons are qualified to conduct orthopedic surgery.

    Orthopedic surgeons can often treat musculoskeletal problems with treatment such as:
    - Bone grafts
    - Soft tissue repair
    - Arthroscopic surgery
    - Osteotomy
    - Internal fixation
    - Partial and total joint replacement

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    What happens at an orthopedic appointment?

    Your first visit to the orthopedic doctor may start with a comprehensive medical evaluation, which may include x-rays and other physical tests. You may want to write down anything related to your issue that you'd like to discuss with your doctor. This could be a list of sports injuries or of current pains and symptoms. Come prepared to ask questions and get to the bottom of your symptoms.

    What does an orthopedic doctor check for?

    An orthopedic doctor can treat a variety of conditions related to the muscular and skeletal systems.

    These include:
    - Muscle sprains, tears, and tendonitis
    - Broken bones
    - Joint pain and back pain
    - Carpal tunnel syndrome
    - Arthritis
    - Bone cancer
    - Clubfoot and bowlegs

    An orthopedic doctor can diagnose and provide nonsurgical treatments for these ailments. Orthopedic doctors may recommend lifestyle changes, stretches, exercises, immobilization, and pain management.

    Sub-specialties of orthopedics include:
    - Pediatric orthopedics
    - Sports medicine
    - Hand surgery
    - Orthopedic trauma
    - Physical therapy
    - Occupational therapy

    Can I see an orthopedic doctor online?


    On Sesame, orthopedists and podiatrists offer telehealth appointments for patients looking for efficient, flexible care. With telehealth, you can speak with a doctor about your symptoms and work to develop a treatment plan that's right for you - without the hassle of having to drive to different doctors' offices. If you've already seen a doctor and need a second opinion or more clarity on your condition, you can schedule a quick and easy telehealth appointment to get your questions answered on your own time.

    On Sesame, you can connect with a licensed orthopedic specialist for an affordable cash price - without any hidden fees, copays, or insurance.

    Can I go straight to an orthopedist?

    Yep! Telehealth platforms like Sesame make it easier than ever to see an orthopedist in College, AK - without a referral. Appointments are available today!

    Sesame works directly with orthopedists - not insurance companies - to get you the care you need for affordable, upfront prices. Connect on Sesame today with an orthopedist in College, AK who can assess your condition, treat your symptoms, and craft a treatment plan that's right for you.

    What is a podiatrist?

    Podiatrists are medical professionals who specialize in diagnosing and treating conditions in the feet and lower limbs. Also called podiatric physicians, podiatrists can help prevent and correct deformities in the lower limbs, treat infections, and relieve pain associated with common conditions like ingrown toenails, warts, corns, bunions, plantar fasciitis, and more. Sesame offers affordable visits with real, quality podiatrists in College, AK for affordable, cash prices. Save 60% when you book a consultation today with a licensed podiatrist.

    What does a podiatrist do?

    Podiatrists, or Doctors of Podiatric Medicine (DPM), are medical doctors who specialize in treating and diagnosing conditions related to the foot, ankle, and lower leg. You might see a podiatrist for an ankle x-ray, diabetic foot care, or help with an ingrown toenail. Podiatrists who receive advanced training in surgery can perform foot and ankle surgery to treat injury or infection. Some podiatrists receive further training in sports medicine, allowing them to treat lower leg injuries sustained on the field.

    Podiatrists can also help with aches and pain related to aging. For example, older patients might see a podiatrist to get custom orthotics (shoe inserts).

    If you're experiencing pain or discomfort anywhere below the knee, a podiatrist can help. A board-certified podiatrist will be able to diagnose and treat conditions in the lower leg that you're experiencing. If necessary, they may even refer you to an orthopedic clinic for further treatment.

    Sesame offers convenient new-patient podiatry consultations in College, AK at affordable cash-pay prices. Book directly with the doctor you want to see and save up to 60% on your foot health appointment when you book through Sesame - no insurance needed.

    What conditions can a podiatrist treat?

    Podiatric physicians can treat a number of conditions related to the foot and ankle. Some examples of these conditions include:
    - Foot and ankle sprains
    - Bunions (bony bumps on the base of the big toe)
    - Hammertoe (abnormal bending of the central toe joint)
    - Warts
    - Ingrown toenails, enlarged toenails, and fungal infections of the toenail
    - Calluses
    - Athlete’s foot
    - Heel spurs (calcium buildup on the bottom of the heel bone)
    - Plantar fasciitis (pain in the tissue that runs along the bottom of the foot)
    - Morton’s neuroma (thickened tissue around nerves leading to the toes; causes pain in the ball of the foot)
    - Diabetic foot conditions such as nerve damage (neuropathy)
    - Arthritis
    - Damage to ligaments in the foot (such as a Lisfranc injury)

    If you're experiencing any of these conditions, connect with a doctor on Sesame to book a visit at affordable cash prices.

    How can a podiatrist help with foot problems?

    From sports medicine to orthotics, podiatric physicians are trained to provide a wide range of care for foot and ankle conditions. Some types of care podiatrists can provide are:
    - X-ray imaging to diagnose abnormalities or injury
    - Physical therapy and pain relief for fractures, sprains, and sports injuries of the foot and ankle
    - Surgery for broken bones in the foot or ankle
    - Scalpel surgeries of ingrown toenails
    - Wart and verruca removal
    - Bunion and corn removal
    - Physical therapy and surgery for arthritis pain
    - Orthotics prescription (specialty arch support and insoles to relieve arch and heel pain)
    - Topical treatment recommendations for warts, cracked skin, and fungal infections

    Podiatrists on Sesame offer treatment and consultations. Get in touch directly with real, quality doctors on Sesame so you can ask the questions you want and get the care you need - all for upfront, affordable prices. No insurance needed.

    How can I book an appointment online with a board-certified podiatrist in College, AK?

    Great news! You can book an appointment right here on Sesame!

    Sesame offers simple online booking with real, quality podiatrists at affordable prices. Simply search on our homepage for the type of health care you need, compare prices, and book directly on the site. You can usually book a visit as early as the next day, all at prices up to 60% less than what you'll find through insurance networks.

    Sesame makes it easier than ever to get in touch with board-certified podiatrists College, AK. Plus, our no-worries booking policy means you can cancel up to 24 hours in advance and still get a refund - no questions asked. Browse availability and book an appointment online with Sesame - it's that simple!

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