PREVIOUS QUESTION:

 

NEXT QUESTION:

 

Are there therapies for bone spurs?

ANSWER

Therapies for bone spurs include:

If medication and these treatments don't work, or the bone spur affects your movement, you might need surgery to remove the extra bone.

  • Rest
  • Physical therapy to improve joint strength and increase movement

From: What Are Bone Spurs? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery: "Plantar Fasciitis and Bone Spurs."

Arthritis Foundation: "51 Ways to Be Good to Your Joints."

Cedars-Sinai: "Bone Spurs (Osteophytes.)"

Harvard Medical School: "Bone spurs."

Institute for Preventive Foot Health: "Prevention and Treatment of Heel Spurs and Bone Spurs."

Johns Hopkins Medicine: "Laminectomy."

Lehigh Valley Health Network: "Learn About Bone Spurs."

Mayo Clinic: "Bone spurs: Causes." "Bone Spurs: Definition," "Bone spurs: Symptoms," "Bone spurs: Tests and Diagnosis," "Bone spurs: Treatments and drugs."

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on March 6, 2019

SOURCES:

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery: "Plantar Fasciitis and Bone Spurs."

Arthritis Foundation: "51 Ways to Be Good to Your Joints."

Cedars-Sinai: "Bone Spurs (Osteophytes.)"

Harvard Medical School: "Bone spurs."

Institute for Preventive Foot Health: "Prevention and Treatment of Heel Spurs and Bone Spurs."

Johns Hopkins Medicine: "Laminectomy."

Lehigh Valley Health Network: "Learn About Bone Spurs."

Mayo Clinic: "Bone spurs: Causes." "Bone Spurs: Definition," "Bone spurs: Symptoms," "Bone spurs: Tests and Diagnosis," "Bone spurs: Treatments and drugs."

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on March 6, 2019

NEXT QUESTION:

Can I do anything to prevent bone spurs?

WAS THIS ANSWER HELPFUL

"ALEXA, ASK WEBMD"

THIS TOOL DOES NOT PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE. It is intended for general informational purposes only and does not address individual circumstances. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment and should not be relied on to make decisions about your health. Never ignore professional medical advice in seeking treatment because of something you have read on the WebMD Site. If you think you may have a medical emergency, immediately call your doctor or dial 911.

    This tool does not provide medical advice. See additional information.