Bone spores are bony protrusions that develop along the bony edges. Bone spores (osteophytes) often form where bones meet – in your joints. They can also form on the bones of your spine.Bone spurs Treatment Hyderabad
- The main cause of bone spurs is joint damage associated with osteoarthritis. Most bone spores cause no symptoms and can go undetected for years. You may not need treatment. Whether treatment is needed depends on where the spores are and how they affect your health.
Osteoarthritis of the hip
Osteoarthritis of the hip pop-up dialog opens bone spurs and narrowed intervertebral discs in the spine
Bone spur in the SpineOpen pop-up dialog box
Most bone spores do not cause any signs or symptoms. You may not realize you have bone spores until an X-ray for another condition shows the growth. However, in some cases, bone spores can cause pain and loss of motion in your joints.Bone spurs Treatment Hyderabad
The specific symptoms depend on the location of the bone spores. Examples include:
- Knee. Bone spurs in your knee can make it painful to straighten and bend your leg.
- Spine. On your vertebrae, bone spurs can narrow the space where your spinal cord is located. These bone spurs can pinch the spinal cord or its nerve roots and cause weakness or numbness in the arms or legs.
- Hip. Bone spurs can make hip movements painful, although you may feel pain in your knee.
Joint damage from osteoarthritis is the most common cause of bone spores. While osteoarthritis breaks down cartilage by cushioning the ends of the bones, your body tries to repair the loss by creating bone spores near the damaged area.Bone spurs Treatment Hyderabad
The risk of developing bone spores is higher in people with arthritis.Bone spurs Treatment Hyderabad