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Bone spurs, also called osteophytes, are bony projections that develop along the edges of bones, around injured joints or joints that are frequently used, or in an injured bone.
Burning or tingling, Dull pain in the neck or lower back when the person stands or walks. Loss of coordination in a part of the body. Muscle spasms or cramps. Muscle weakness. Numbness.Heel spurs cause local foot pain, tenderness, and sometimes swelling. This can lead to difficulty walking due to pain at the bottom of the foot with weight-bearing. Sometimes there is accompanying inflammation of the entire bottom of the foot (plantar fasciitis) when the heel spur occurs in the bottom of the heel bone.
Current research shows that tomosynthesis may be more beneficial in diagnosing knee osteoarthritis than X-ray imaging. Tomosynthesis detected more osteophytes in the knee joint than conventional X-ray imaging.Bone spurs are treated only if they are causing symptoms. Initial treatment is directed toward decreasing inflammation and avoiding reinjury when possible.Anti-inflammatory medications, administered both orally and by local injection (Kenalog, Depomedrol, Celestone), are commonly used, depending on the location of the spur.
Disease Statistics: As per the health report survey in Singapore, that around 2.0% of total Population having Bone spur in the country, it is approximately around 5,305 are effected from bone spur in Singapore.