Bone spurs are bony growths formed on normal bones. It is a smooth bone growth that causes wear and tear and pain when it presses against adjacent tissues. Common areas where bone spurs may be present are knee, hip, spine, fingers and shoulders. Most bone spurs do not cause any symptoms. Common symptoms are pain and loss of motion.
HOW IS BONE SPUR DIAGNOSED?
Bone Spur is diagnosed by an orthopedic by the symptoms and through an X-Ray, ultrasound imaging, CT and MRI scan.
HOW IS BONE SPUR TREATED?
Bone spur is treated if it is causing symptoms.Initial treatment focuses toward decreasing inflammation and avoiding reinjury when possible. Anti-inflammatory medications are commonly used depending on the location of the spur. The spurs that are causing irritation of nerves, tendons or ligaments can require surgical operations.
DID YOU KNOW?
Use of linseed oil is one the best home remedies for bone spur.