Bone Spurs

How Serious Are Bone Spurs?

A bone spur (osteophyte) is a tiny pointed outgrowth of bone. Bone spurs are usually caused by local inflammation, such as from degenerative arthritis or tendonitis. Bone spurs develop in areas of inflammation or injury of nearby cartilage or tendons.

Are Bone Spurs Curable?

In some cases, heel spurs are removed by surgery after an X-ray. … These reasons are why most people who develop painful heel spurs begin looking for natural remedies for joint and bone pain. Surgery isn’t required to cure a