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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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COVID-19 Updates


Urgent Times Call For Urgent Care

In order to relieve the ER/Urgent Care staff and resources, SpecOrtho is now welcoming walk-in patients with urgent musculoskeletal injuries at our Fort Mill location. Our doctor will see all orthopaedic injuries outside of the back and neck during normal business hours. In order to maintain a safe environment for all, our facility is being cleaned and sanitized regularly and following strict CDC guidelines. Those individuals that are currently sick or have recently been exposed to COVID-19, should go directly to the local Emergency Room or Urgent Care Center for any immediate orthopaedic needs. For appointments or more information, please contact us at 803- 548-6464.


In an effort to comply with CDC recommendations and help keep our patients and staff safe from illness, we are asking all our patients and visitors to follow the guidelines below:

  • If you or someone you have been in contact with has experienced fever, chills, cough, shortness or breath, sneezing or runny nose, please call the office to reschedule your appointment (803-548-6464).
  • Please ensure that the patient is accompanied by no more than one person to minimize overcrowding and exposure to germs.
  • Upon arrival to SpecOrtho, existing patients may check in from their vehicles by calling our front desk at 803-548-6464. We will call or text you to let you know when your exam room is available. This will eliminate overcrowding in the waiting room as well as allowing our staff the proper time to clean and sterilize the exam rooms prior to your visit.

We will continue to monitor the current situation closely and will update protective measures and process accordingly. We appreciate your understanding and support to minimize exposure to other patients.

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Your friends at SpecOrtho

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