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Can a bone deficiency cause bone spurs?

Can a bone deficiency cause bone spurs?

No: Generally, a bone deficiency or osteoporosis is not a a cause of bone spurs (AKA osteophytes) but age related degeneration (osteoarthritis and/or tendinosis) is. ...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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Does a lump caused by a bone spur need to be removed?

Does a lump caused by a bone spur need to be removed?

Usually: A lump that is caused by an underlying bone spur should be removed if symptomatic. At the same time, the spur needs to be removed as well or a recurrence of the lump is likely. ...Read more

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What cause heal spurs or bone spurs. I am Refuring to the type of spur that occurs on the back of the heal, not the bottom. What can I do to prevent?

What cause heal spurs or bone spurs. I am Refuring to the type of spur that occurs on the back of the heal, not the bottom. What can I do to prevent?

Many spurs are: traction related, so that as tendon pulls at the bone the spur develops. This can happen by the pull of the plantar fascia on the bottom or the achilles tendon in the back of the heel. In the back of the heel it can also be caused by pressure on the back of the heel, so that the counter of the shoe if it rubs a lot that can cause bone growth via Wolf's law….pressure on bone will cause bone to grow ...Read more

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Can running cause bone spurs?

Can running cause bone spurs?

Anything that : Involves unbalanced force at a joint can cause bone spurs. Spurs are a sign of joint dysfunction die to cartilage wear, ligament looseness or stiff adjacent joints. Hallux rigidisus in the great toe is a common affliction in the foot it's not necessarily the running but the way ones anatomy interacts and predisposes. ...Read more

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I have bone spurs in my neck, a friend told I should not take calcium as it would cause them to grow more?

Calcium: Is involved with bone mineralization. Theoretically too much calcium can translate to more robust mineralization leading to bone spurring. 500 to 1000mg/day calcium is reasonable as your kidneys clear excess. ...Read more

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What would cause multiple bone spurs in my feet/ankles?

What would cause multiple bone spurs in my feet/ankles?

Bone spurs: Bone spurs to the feet and ankles are most often caused from trauma or arthritis (wear and tear to the joints) or in the case of the calcaneous (heel bone) can be from Enthesopathy (pulling of soft tissue from bone). This can be cause from the tendon or ligament from being too tight and resulting in a chronic pulling off situation. See your podiatrist and he/she can help. ...Read more

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Can an injury cause a bone spur and a degenerative disk? L5 - s1 area

Can an injury cause a bone spur and a degenerative disk? L5 - s1 area

Yes. A : Yes. A specific injury is one thing that causes a degenerative disc. Age, wear and tear, infections are other things that can cause degenerative discs as well. ...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