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5 Things You Need to Know About Exostosis

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5 Things You Need to Know About Exostosis
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Exostosis is when extra cartilage forms on top of an existing bone. It can be a pretty painful condition or you can live with it your whole life and not let it affect you. It all depends on where the bone is located. Many people get exostosis on their toes and deal with the bumpy surface by wearing sandals or extra wide shoes. Unless the bone is giving you a problem, then there is no need to have it removed.

Exostosis is when extra cartilage forms on top of an existing bone. It can be a pretty painful condition or you can live with it your whole life and not let it affect you. It all depends on where the bone is located. Many people get exostosis on their toes and deal with the bumpy surface by wearing sandals or extra wide shoes. Unless the bone is giving you a problem, then there is no need to have it removed.

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