Bone Spur

Definition of Bone Spur:

A projection of bone that forms along the edges of an existing bone.  Bone spurs usually occur on joints (where bones meet), but can also occur where muscles, ligaments, or tendons attach to bone.

Also: Bone Spurs, Osteophyte, Osteophytes

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Degenerative Disc Disease (DDD)

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“...The typical imaging study findings are discs that appear black, disc space narrowing, accumulation of gas ("vacuum disc"), thickening or hardening of the bone ("end plate sclerosis"), and osteophyte (bony outgrowth, bone spur) formation...”

Heel Spurs

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“...Heel spurs ("bone spurs" or calcaneal spurs) can develop if the fascia is continuously under tension, and be reabsorbed by the body or become symptom-free when the tension is released.”
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Neck Arthritis

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“...Bony ridges, called osteophytes, often develop on the vertebrae as a result of arthritic change, reducing space for the spinal cord and limiting movement of the neck...”


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“...Small bone spurs called osteophytes may grow on the edges of the joint...”
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Spinal Stenosis

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“...Once Spinal Stenosis is suspected, imaging studies may be ordered, including X-rays (good for showing up bone spurs or other abnormalities), MRI (can detect nerve compression, disc or ligament damage, and tumors), and/or a CT or myelogram (if an MRI is not possible)...”


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“...Causes of tendonitis not mentioned elsewhere ... bone spurs in the feet or elsewhere that irritate tendons...”
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