Bone Spur

Causes:
  • A bone spur is a bony growth formed on normal bone. It commonly forms in response to pressure, rubbing, or stress that continues over a long period of time.

  • The cartilage that covers the ends of the bones within joints breaks down and eventually wears away with age. Furthermore, the discs that provide cushioning between the bones of the spine may break down. These factors cause pain and swelling and, in some cases, bone spurs forming along the edges of the joint.

 

 

Common location of the Bone Spur
  •  Cervical and lumbar spine; knee and heel

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Prevention:
  • Avoid prolonged standing and sitting.

  • To perform stretch exercise regularly if require prolonged standing or sitting.

  • Avoid prolonged neck flexing when performing work.

  • To maintain the ideal body weight, in order to decrease pressure on knee and lumbar spine.

 

 
 Treatment:

 

 

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