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Bone Spurs (Overview)

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 and can cause pain.


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What are bone spurs?

What are bone spurs?

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

Bone Spurs (Overview)

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 and can cause pain.


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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

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Bone spurs (Tip)

If you can feel it and it hurts, get it checked. If it is an incidental finding, don't worry ! ...See more

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Managing Bone Spurs (Checklist)

Wear comfortable shoes
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Use heel cushions
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Ask your podiatrist if you'd benefit from prescription orthotics
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Ask your podiatrist about steroid injections
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How are bone spurs treated?

How are bone spurs treated?

Few options...: If bone spurs do not cause pain or mechanical issues for a patient then they can stay right where they are with no treatment. If painful, physical thearpy/ stretching of the structures surronding the spur, or ani-inflammatories may be helpful in relieving symptoms, but the only way to get rid of a spur is surgical excision. ...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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Recovering from a Broken Bone (Checklist)

Exercise and stretch to improve range of motion, strength, endurance
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Avoid repeat injury or irritating soft tissues before they are ready
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Follow up with your doctor as scheduled. Don't miss appointments.
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What are some signs of bone spurs?

What are some signs of bone spurs?

Visible prominences.: Bone spurs around a joint may show a visible bump and have less motion. A heel spur us only visible on an x-ray but really isn't very important. ...Read more

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What are bone spurs and do they hurt?

What are bone spurs and do they hurt?

Sometimes they hurt: Bone spurs are deposits of calcium protruding from the main bone. Some spurs cause pain if in a pressure bearing area. ...Read more

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Can bone spurs be broken away or cured?

Bone spurs need : To be removed only if they are directly responsible for symptoms. This typically requires surgical intervention. There is no way to "dissolve" them. Often you also have to address the reason the spurs developed in the first place. ...Read more

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Could bone spurs be a result of bad injury?

Could bone spurs be a result of bad injury?

Possibly, if the bad: Injury results in a fracture involving a joint, which later on develops arthritis in it. It may take about 10-15 years to develops such spurs. ...Read more

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What are bone spurs and how are they treated?

What are bone spurs and how are they treated?

Sharp protrusion : Of bone that sticks out caused by excessive tension from tendon ot=r ligament attachment or abnormal pressure at area. ...Read more

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What are the best methods to treating bone spurs?

Eliminate cause: Whether due to increased tenion orexcessive pressure on area. Sometimes but not always surgery is indicated. ...Read more

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What can I take to easy the pain from bone spurs?

What can I take to easy the pain from bone spurs?

Lots of things.: Anti-inflammatory medications, such as ibuprofen, can be very helpful. Consulting with a physical therapist can help as well. Some patients have had great results trying things like massage and acupuncture. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: bone spurs?

What is the definition or description of: bone spurs?

Outgrowth or ridge: 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 and can cause pain. ...Read more

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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

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