Caused by joint damage associated with osteoarthritis. Bone spur does not usually show any symptoms. Sometimes, it may cause mild pain and swelling. It can be treated by pain relievers and anti-inflammatory medications.

A bony growth that develops on the edge of a bone, sometimes causing symptoms. A tiny pointed outgrowth of bone.
  • Osteophyte

Consult a doctor for medical advice

Sources:  Mayo Clinic and others.

Very common

< 0
Cases per year

More than 3 million cases per year in US

Can often be self-treated

Requires lab test or imaging

Can last several years or be lifelong

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