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Doctor insights on: Bone Spur And Lupus

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Why do we get bone spurs?

Why do we get bone spurs?

Increase surface : Bone spurs at the origin or insertion of a tendon come from irritation and constant traction around a joint, spurs occur from your body trying to increase the surface area of the joint. ...Read more

Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more


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How often are bone spurs painful?

Yes: Bone spurs: there are two types, those that occur with an arthritic joint and those that occur where a tendon or fascia attaches. Both can be very painful not necessarily because the spur itself hurts but because what i may b pressing against. Spurs that hit a nerve can be especially painful. In a joint, spurs may irritate the capsule or synovium which is rather sensative. ...Read more

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Could anyone tell me what a bone spur is?

Could anyone tell me what a bone spur is?

Bony prominence: A bone spur is usually a boney prominence usually at a location were soft tissue inserts into the bone. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: bone spurs?

Exostosis: Overgrowth of bone, commonly in the heels referred to as heel spurs. But not limited to heels, also present in toes, fingers, vertebrae, etc. ...Read more

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What exactly are bone spurs and how can they be treated?

What exactly are bone spurs and how can they be treated?

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. ...Read more

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Could you explain what is a bone spur and how is it treated?

Could you explain what is a bone spur and how is it treated?

Its a common name --: For an osteophyte, which results from an arthritic process in a joint. Very rarely can it be treated by removing it, if its causing pain/discomfort, by stretching the overlying skin or an adjacent structure, like a nerve. When done for the 1st toe's joint, its called chielectomy. They are generally removed during total knee or hip replacements or from other joints which are being replaced. ...Read more

Bone Spurs (Definition)

Bone spurs, or osteophytes, are bony projections that form along joints, and are often seen in conditions such as arthritis. Bone spurs are largely responsible for limitations in joint motion ...Read more