Bone Spurs are an extra growth of the bones on the bones itself. It’s usually smooth, but it can cause wear and tear or painwhen it rubs on other bones or soft tissues such as ligaments, tendons, or nerves. Bone Spurs are found on the spine, shoulders, hands, hips, knees, and feet.
The main cause of bone spurs is the joint damage associated with osteoarthritis. Most bone spurs cause no symptoms and may go undetected for years. Bone spurs are detected by radiologic testing, such as with plain X-rays, ultrasound imaging, MRI scan, CT scan, and myelograms.
Symptoms depend on the area of formation:
- Knee: Sever pain, unable to stretch or bend.
- Spine: Bone spurs on your vertebrae can narrow the space that contains you spinal cord or its nerve roots and can cause weakness or numbness in your arms or legs.
- Hip: Sever pain while moving your hip, unable to stand or sit for a long time
- Shoulder: Sweeling, pain in the muscles, unable to move hands because the shoulder joint becomes rigid.
- Fingers: There will be lumps with sever pain
When these symptoms are found, it is better to consult the doctor in the intial stages itself because bones, muscles, tissues, sensitive nerves get effected and damage would be more.