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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

Symptoms may include:

 

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

Causes may include:

 

 
Treatments

Treatment may include:

 

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