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What's a spur?
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Dr. Adrian Rawlinson
Sports Medicine
4 doctors agree
In brief: Spur
Most spurs are completely asymptomatic.
They don't need any specific treatment. Very few need surgery.

In brief: Spur
Most spurs are completely asymptomatic.
They don't need any specific treatment. Very few need surgery.
Dr. Adrian Rawlinson
Dr. Adrian Rawlinson
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Dr. Christopher Guzik
Family Medicine
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In brief: Extra bone growth
A bone spur (osteophyte) is a bony growth formed on normal bone.
Most people think of something sharp when they think of a "spur, " but a bone spur is just extra bone. It’s usually smooth, but it can cause wear and tear or pain if it presses or rubs on other bones or soft tissues such as ligaments, tendons, or nerves in the body. Common places for bone spurs include the spine, shoulders, hands, hip.

In brief: Extra bone growth
A bone spur (osteophyte) is a bony growth formed on normal bone.
Most people think of something sharp when they think of a "spur, " but a bone spur is just extra bone. It’s usually smooth, but it can cause wear and tear or pain if it presses or rubs on other bones or soft tissues such as ligaments, tendons, or nerves in the body. Common places for bone spurs include the spine, shoulders, hands, hip.
Dr. Christopher Guzik
Dr. Christopher Guzik
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Dr. Vasu Brown
Wound care
In brief: A bony growth
A bone spur forms as the body tries to repair itself by building extra bone.
It generally forms in response to pressure, rubbing, or stress that continues over a long period of time.

In brief: A bony growth
A bone spur forms as the body tries to repair itself by building extra bone.
It generally forms in response to pressure, rubbing, or stress that continues over a long period of time.
Dr. Vasu Brown
Dr. Vasu Brown
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