Detroit Tigers‘ First Baseman Miguel Cabrera may have to undergo off-season surgery for bone spurs. Tigers General Manager Dave Dombrowski said: “We’re checking him out from a physical perspective and we’ve already done some of the work on that and we’ll do some more this week. Then we’ll determine what we’re going to do beyond there and that will be more of a doctor’s decision.” Dombrowski said of the injury: “There’s no question that the ankle started to bother him… [i]t hurt him at times worse than others because it was there but if you would do something to jar it, it would hurt him.”
Bone spurs are the result of strain on the muscles and ligaments of the foot. They usually occur in the heel as a result of stretching of the long band of tissue that connects the heel and the ball of the foot, and by repeated tearing away of the lining or membrane that covers the heel bone. These conditions may result from bio-mechanical imbalance, running or jogging, improperly fitted or excessively worn shoes, or obesity.
Bone spurs can be very painful, but don’t always require surgery. At Fenton Foot Care we have numerous treatment options, both surgical and non-surgical. Our philosophy is that the least invasive option is always preferable, and will do all we can to get you back on your feet pain free! If you are experiencing bone and/or heel spurs, make an appointment today. You don’t have to live with foot pain!