Extruding from tha base of a bone

Hi everyone. I have a question…how do I extrude from the base of a bone? it seem that when I try it now, I get 2 bones with the bases in the same postion, but are not connected to each other…

Anyone knows a solution?

Do you have the x axis mirror still turned on? Are you using shift e to extrude?

Turn it off. Or if you still want to mirror to the other side, dont shift e, just e.

Also, bones only connect tip to base, not base to base. You can make one parented to the other not connected, or you can have them both parented to another bone, but they won’t be connected by their bases.

Attached is an image detailing this.