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Bone spur on a finger? I thought only heels got spurs?

Bone spur on a finger? I thought only heels got spurs?

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. Spurs can also appear on the feet, along toes, the heel, as well as on the hands. In extreme cases bone spurs have grown along a person's entire skeletal structure. They're important since they can be near nerves. ...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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Bone spur "side of heel", treatment?

Need more info: In order to answer this question more information is needed. Some bone spurs are dealt with conservatively and some are surgical issues. I would recommend you see a podiatrist for evaluation and treatment options. ...Read more

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If I have a bone spur on my heel, does it have be cut off to get rid of the pain?

If I have a bone spur on my heel, does it have be cut off to get rid of the pain?

Heel spur: No. Heel spurs are caused by plantar fasciitis. And should not be removed. If the plantar fasciitis is treated it will alleviate the heel pain. ...Read more

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I've heard of bone spurs on the heels, but can someone get bone spurs in the knees?

I've heard of bone spurs on the heels, but can someone get bone spurs in the knees?

Yes.: 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. Spurs can also appear on the feet, along toes, the heel, as well as on the hands. They can grow along a person's entire skeletal structure, including the knees. They're important since they can be near nerves. ...Read more

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Will a bone spur on heel go away on it's own?

Will a bone spur on heel go away on it's own?

No: A heel spur is a bone deformation of the heel seen in apron. 30 % of people over 50y/o. It can not go away unless it is cut out. ...Read more

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I have a bone spur on my right ankle, would i need surgery? Or is another way to heel it?

I have a bone spur on my right ankle, would i need surgery? Or is another way to heel it?

Does it hurt: If it hurts you or if you have limitation, then surgery is the only way of removing the spur. Physical therapy could help with pain and range of motion but to remove the spur surgery is the only treatment. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have bone spurs on my heel. every morning when I get up I cannot put weight on my left heal because it feels like there is a knife sticking in it. it eases off after a while but, never completely goes away. Is this a sign of a bon?

How do I know if I have bone spurs on my heel. every morning when I get up I cannot put weight on my left heal because it feels like there is a knife sticking in it. it eases off after a while but, never completely goes away.  Is this a sign of a bon?

Heel Pain/Heel Spurs: The only way to know if you have heel spurs on your heels is with an x-ray. They can't be felt. With that in mind both plantar fasciitis and heel spurs will present the same way. You need to ice your heels, stretch your calves (before you get out of bed or after sitting), wear supportive shoes and probably need to see a foot doctor for more comprehensive treatment. ...Read more

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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