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Is there medication I can take for my bone spur?

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To relieve pain and bring down swelling, you can try one of these over-the-counter pain relievers:

These can cause side effects, especially if you take them in large doses or for long periods of time. If you've taken them for more than a month, ask your doctor if you can try a different treatment.

Your doctor may also recommend steroid shots to bring down swelling and ease pain.

  • Acetaminophen (Tylenol)
  • Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin)
  • Naproxen sodium (Aleve)

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

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