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Bone Spur Diagnosis & Treatment in Fort Mill, SC

As cartilage begins to wear down over time in a joint it is common for bone spurs to form as they attempt to replace the missing cartilage. A bone spur is a bony growth that protrudes near the edge of the affected joint or vertebrae.

What Are the Symptoms of a Bone Spur?

Many individuals with bone spurs never develop any noticeable symptoms. As a result, many of these growths are not diagnosed until an imaging test is performed that reveals the internal structure of the body.

Those that are aware of their bone spurs will typically experience different symptoms depending on what area of the body the spurs have developed upon. In general, bone spurs will cause:

  • Pain
  • Cramping
  • Swelling
  • Muscle spasms
  • Limited mobility of the joint

Much of the pain caused by a bone spur stems from nerves that are pinched or compressed by it. If this occurs along the spine it is also possible for patients to experience numbed or weakened sensations in their arms or legs due to manipulation of the spinal cord by the bone spurs.

Treatment for Bone Spurs

It is advised to seek treatment from SpecOrtho if you notice any abnormalities involving your joints such as persistent pain or limited range of motion. In the case of bone spurs, it is much better to address the issue sooner rather than later as spurs do have the potential to cause permanent damage.

Simple non-invasive treatment options are often suitable for resolving the symptoms associated with bone spurs. However, if you have already exhausted all non-surgical options, we highly encourage you to schedule an appointment with SpecOrtho to speak with a specialist about how you can find relief from your constant discomfort. To contact our office, please call (803) 548-6464 today!

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