Bone Tumors (Osteochondromas)

Much like with any other part of the body, you should perform routine screenings of your feet to ensure they are at full strength. If you notice a growth has taken place, it’s essential to schedule an appointment with our team right away. Our team will help determine if it is a benign bone tumor and create an action plan for treatment.

What Are Bone Tumors?


Bone tumors are abnormal growths that take place on your bones. They can either be benign (noncancerous) or malignant (cancerous). In most cases, bone tumors are not a problem people face in their feet. However, on rare occasions, this exact occurrence can take place. Fortunately, our team of expert podiatrists is well versed in this area. We’ll evaluate the symptoms and help determine if a bony tumor has formed.


Signs To Watch For  

As previously stated, patients should perform routine screenings of their feet to determine if any issue has taken place. Recognizing the signs of a bone tumor early will allow for a swift diagnosis and treatment, which becomes extremely important if it is cancerous. Some of the most common symptoms include:

  • Bone pain, typically at night.
  • Swelling.
  • A visible protrusion.
  • At times, a fracture increases the likelihood of a tumor.


Treatment with Our Podiatrist

Treatment options for bone tumors will vary on a patient to patient basis. If there is no discomfort and the tumor is benign, our team may recommend leaving it as is. However, if the cancer is impacting your everyday life, surgery may be needed to remove it. In cases where the tumor is cancerous, our team will refer you to an oncologist right away.

Schedule An Appointment


Patients who think they are dealing with a bone tumor in their feet shouldn’t hesitate to schedule an appointment with our team. It is always better to be safe than sorry, and we’ll work quickly to diagnose the growth. For more information, feel free to contact us today!