Bone Spurs (Osteophyte)

About- Bone spurs also called osteophytes are smooth, hard bumps of extra bone that form on the ends of bones, mostly found in the knee, hip, spine, shoulder, hands, foot, and ankle. 
 
Symptoms-
 Pain and swelling
 Loss of motion in joints
 Joint stiffness
 Weakness and numbness in the back, arms, and legs
 Rotator cuff tears
 Growth is the spine
 Muscle spasms, cramps, or weakness
 Bumps under the skin mainly in the hands and fingers
 Loss of bladder or bowel control
 
Causes-
 Congenital bone problems
 Diet with low calcium
 Genes
 Gout 
 Injuries or trauma
 Lupus
 Obesity
 Osteoarthritis
 Overuse
 Rheumatoid arthritis
 Spinal stenosis

Specialists to Visit
 Orthopedic Surgeon

 Neurologist

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References-
https://www.mayoclinic.org
https://www.medicinenet.com
https://www.webmd.com
https://www.nhs.uk
https://en.wikipedia.org
https://my.clevelandclinic.org
https://www.healthline.com

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