A bone spur is the medical term for a projection that can grow on the side of the bone and also in areas where two bones meet. These projections or spurs can also be found on the spine which can often lead to severe pain. Another symptom of bone spurs may also include the inability to move the joint that it has affected, like the knee, the hip, the spine, the shoulders and even the fingers.
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 spurs that are not causing any pain may not require any treatment. Orthopedicians may prescribe over the counter drugs for bone spurs that are causing pain. Bone spurs that are restricting movement of joints may require surgical removal.
DID YOU KNOW?
Damage of joint due to osteoarthritis is the most common cause of formation of bone spurs near the damaged areas.