Bone spurs are excess growths of bone that can form on bones anywhere in the body. Bone spurs, also called osteophytes, are not actually painful. But when bone spurs rub against or puts pressure on nerves, tendons, other bones, or ligaments. Bone spurs develop as the bone tries to heal itself from injury, friction, stress, or pressure that persists over time. Sometimes, bone spurs form as a result of osteoarthritis. Bone spurs often form on the joints, spine, feet, and hands. Bone spurs in the feet are common in runners and dancers, and people who are overweight. Bone spurs may cause joint pain and/or reduce flexibility and range of motion in the joints.
Bone Spurs is most frequently associated with the following conditions by our members