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What is the main difference between bone spurs and osteoarthritis?

What is the main difference between bone spurs and osteoarthritis?

Big difference: Bone spurs occur at the margins of the joint while osteoarthritis is a degeneration of the cartilage surfaces in the joint. Bone spurs are normally harbingers of osteoarthrits although it is possible to have oa without bone spur formation. It is unclear exactly why bone spurs form around arthritic joints. It is uncommon to develop bone spurs around non arthritic joints. ...Read more

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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 are bone spurs and osteoarthritis different?

How are bone spurs and osteoarthritis different?

Osteoarthritis: Bone spurs are part of most types of arthritis as the joint surfaces enlarge to decrease the pressure per unit area when degeneration sets in. Some forms of arthritis cause erosions, but spurs are typically always part of the form of arthritis we call osteoarthritis. ...Read more

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I have osteoarthritis and bone spurs in my cervical spine and bulging discs in c-3 through c-6. Will this require surgery to fix?

I have osteoarthritis and bone spurs in my cervical spine and bulging discs in c-3 through c-6. Will this require surgery to fix?

Depends: The finding you listed are very common. Mris are very sensitive and pick up many abnormalities. Just remember that we treat patients, not mris. The main question is symptoms. The main indication for surgery on the neck is weakness or neurologic deficit. Pain is not the best indication for surgery and this may lead to dissatisfaction with the surgical outcomes. ...Read more

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I have bone spurs on my spine, moderate scoliosis, thoracic spine, kyphosis, osteoporis and osteoarthritis. I have continued back pain, pain in my hip?

I have bone spurs on my spine, moderate scoliosis, thoracic spine, kyphosis, osteoporis and osteoarthritis. I have continued back pain, pain in my hip?

Scoliosis back pain: There are many causes for back and hip pain, sometimes not as obvious as the curve in your spine on x-ray. Get a good evaluation 2 see if your spine is truly the problem causing the pain. Often, buttock-type hip pain comes from l4-s1, but groin hip pain comes from the hip joint itself and has nothing to do with the spine, even if the pictures look bad. Good docs can find ur true pain source. Thx! ...Read more

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If you have osteoarthritis and a bone spur in the shoulder. Is the best treatment surgery?

If you have osteoarthritis and a bone spur in the shoulder. Is the best treatment surgery?

No: Surgery should be the last resort. I recommend trying injections first-prednisone or synthetic joint fluid (like synvisc) can be helpful. The only indications for surgery are pain and inability to move. ...Read more

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If you have osteoarthritis and a bone spur should you have surgery?

If you have osteoarthritis and a bone spur should you have surgery?

More Information: You don't mention where this is at; bone spurs can occur anywhere. It is difficult to answer this question without more information. ...Read more

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Cortisone inj. Today in rt. Shoulder at jt. For tendonitis. This eve. I have sign. Pain moving rt. Arm. Ice? Ys in december show degenerative joint disease with bone spurs from neck down length of back and right shoulder. Decreased rom with some pain

Cortisone inj. Today in rt. Shoulder at jt. For tendonitis. This eve. I have sign. Pain moving rt. Arm. Ice? Ys in december show degenerative joint disease with bone spurs from neck down length of back and right shoulder. Decreased rom with some pain

You: You can try ice and advil (ibuprofen) (if you have no reasons you can't take advil (ibuprofen)), but if the pain persists or you have any fever or redness then you must call your orthopedist immediately for evaluation to be sure you aren't having a reaction or an infection. ...Read more

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Bone cysts versus bone spurs?

Bone cysts versus bone spurs?

Inside bone/tendons.: Bone cysts r contained inside the bone, any where from simple benign @ malignant and need watching. Spurs r at the edges of the bone as in arthritis, or in response 2 tendinitis where a tendon attaches. As patellar tendinitis or where ligaments attach as in heel spurs (planter fasciitis). Treatments r different 4 each & multiple 4 each. B followed & rx'd by an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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How can I get bone spurs out of gums?

How can I get bone spurs out of gums?

Bone spurs: See a dentist to have them removed and filed ...Read more

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Bone spurs in feet what could be done

Bone spurs in feet what could be done

I've: I've been hesitant to answer your question because it's simply too vague. Please repost your question, but indicate where these spurs are. Do they hurt, and if so, is it dependent on walking, shoes, weather, etc.? How long have you been in pain or had these spurs? Have you done anything to try to help your pain, and if so, what? And finally, how is the general state of your health, what is your age, gender and weight? I know I'm asking you far more questions than you asked, but it's impossible to give you a meaningful answer, which I would honestly like to do, without knowing more details. The greater the detail, the more meaningful the answer. Thanks! ...Read more

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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

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What exercises cure bone spurs in my neck?

Read on: Bone spurs are the end result of calcification of the tendon inserting onto the bone over time the bone 'grows' along the plane of the tendon. Therefore, once it is formed it can't be cured by exercises. However, exercise can help to maintain range of motion in the local area of the body. ...Read more

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Want to get rid of these bone spurs? Options?

Want to get rid of these bone spurs? Options?

Excision: Typically, the only way to remove a bone spur would be with surgery. ...Read more

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Help please! Could bone spurs in the shoulder go away on their own?

No. Only way they --: Can be gotten rid off is with surgery, which you might need, depending on what symptoms the spurs are causing? Consult your orthopod. ...Read more

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Osteoarthritis (Definition)

Common degenerative problem of cartilage and joints. Wear and tear to a point that the joint no longer can keep up with depositing fresh cartilage and the joint space thins, bone becomes exposed and pailful, bone spurs ...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