Bone Spurs

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What are Bone Spurs?

Bone spurs are bony projections that develop along the edges of bone.
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What causes your disease or condition to occur?

Joint damage from osteoarthritis is the most common cause of bone spurs. As osteoarthritis breaks down the cartilage cushioning the ends of your bones, your body attempts to repair the loss by creating bone spurs near the damaged area.

What part of the skeletal system affected by this disease or condition?

Bone spurs can form anywhere within bones, but are most common in joints. They can also form when muscles, ligaments, or tendons connect to bone.
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How are bone spurs treated?

Bone spurs are treated most often by ant-inflammatory medication, muscle relaxers, and rest. After rest, it is recommended that the patient attends continuous physical therapy sessions, exercises, and chiropractor treatments.

What preventative measure can be taken to avoid the disease/condition?

Bone spur prevention steps include:

-Ensuring your diet is rich in vitamins and calcium to ensure strong, healthy bones.

-Exercising regularly to strengthen your core muscles so they can help support the body’s weight.

-Maintaining a healthy body weight through diet and exercise.

-Taking care of your body and being careful when playing impact sports, which can cause great stress on joints and potentially lead to the growth of bone spurs.

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Fun Facts:

Exercise and Sodium can help the pain.

CAT Scans and XRays can see bone spurs.