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bone spur

Bone spurs (osteophytes) are bony projections that develop along the edges of bones. The bone spurs themselves are not painful but they can rub against nearby nerves and bones and cause pain.


Symptoms may include:


  • joint pain
  • loss of motion in joints
  • pain and numbness
  • difficulty swallowing
  • swelling (tendinitis) and tears in the rotator cuff

Causes may include:



Treatment may include:


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