What are Bone Spurs?
Bone Spurs are one of the most common orthopaedic conditions, especially in the older population. Bone Spurs are a condition that narrow the joint space which causes the bones within the joint to rub together, which results in pain and decreased function of the joint. As the condition progresses, the Bone Spurs can become larger and the joint space can therefore become narrower.
If you have Bones Spurs the common symptoms can include:
- Swelling of the joint after activity
- Decreased range of motion in the joint
Symptoms may range from very mild to severe but treating Bone Spurs in their early stages can prevent pain and symptoms from getting worse. At OSS Health, our Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeons have helped thousands of patients with Bone Spurs live active and healthy lives using the latest non-surgical and surgical procedures.
How are Bone Spurs Treated at OSS Health?
Although the damage from Bone Spurs cannot be reversed, there are many treatment options at OSS Health that can slow down the process as well as relieve the pain and symptoms of Bone Spurs. At OSS Health, Bone Spurs are usually effectively treated using non-surgical treatment options and the specialists at OSS Health create treatment plans based on your lifestyle and goals. These treatment plans may consist of any combination of the following non-surgical treatment options:
- Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications
- Rest and ice
Surgery is only recommended if Bone Spurs do not respond to non-surgical treatment options.
Disclaimer: If this is a medical emergency, please dial 911 or report to your nearest emergency room.
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