A bone spur is a tiny pointed outgrowth of the bone. The symptoms are:
1. Pain, numbness and tenderness, if they are irritating adjacent tissues, such as skin, fat pads, nerves or tendons
2. Heel spurs cause local foot pain, tenderness and sometimes swelling. This can lead to walking difficulty
3. Spine spur can pinch adjacent nerves to cause numbness, tingling and pain as well as weakness
HOW IS BONE SPUR DIAGNOSED?
It can be diagnosed by radiologic testing, such as plain X-rays, ultrasound imaging, MRI scan, CT scan, and myelograms.
HOW IS BONE SPUR TREATED?
1. Anti inflammatory medicines
2. Orthotics and shoe inserts and local bone spur pads
3. Surgical operations
DID YOU KNOW?
While most bone spurs do not show any symptoms or cause any pain, there are cases where pain killers like Ibuprofen and acetaminophen may be prescribed by the Orthopaedician.