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What is a bone spur?

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Dr. Blake Miller
Orthopedic Surgery 13 years experience
Bone spur: A bone spur or "osteophyte" is a reaction of the bone to grow in response to an abnormal mechanical stress. Most of the time this is seen around joints and are one of the responses to osteoarthritis.

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A 29-year-old member asked:

What are bone spurs?

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Dr. Johnnie Alston
Podiatry 15 years experience
Bone spurs : Build up of bone around joints from trauma or abnormal wear and tear. Spurs around the heel are cause from ligaments and tendons pulling on the bone. Spurs are generally not treated unless they are causing pain. The only way to get rid of a spur is to physically remove it(surgery). Nsaid's and steroids may be helpful for general joint pain.
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A 44-year-old member asked:

What exactly is a bone spur?

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Dr. Jack Choueka
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
A bone prominence: Bone spurs can occur anywhere and when not associated with arthritis are usually painless. Sometimes they can cause irritation of a tendon or ligame leading to pain.
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Whats a bone spur?

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Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 28 years experience
Likely bony spur.: Bony spurs develop as one gets older, from wear and tear on joints, etc. These are bony projections that form along joint margins. This can also happen in the neck and spinal column. They are important to note since they can be near nerves, etc. And may have to be removed.

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