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#362 What is osteophytosis?

Osteophytosis is a common finding on foot and ankle x-rays of runners. Bone spurs can form anywhere bone is irritated or otherwise aggravated by jamming, jarring motion.

Most often, osteophytosis is found in the heel, big toe joint and ankle joint.

The real is question is whether or not the osteophytosis a problem that needs to be removed, treated, or even prevented.

Today on the Doc On The Run Podcast we’re talking about osteophytosis in the foot and ankle in a runner.

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