Bone spurs are also called as osteophytes. They are bony projections that form along the body joints. A bone spur is a bony growth that is formed on normal bone. Many people think that bone spur is a sharp object then they think of the bone spur. But in simple words, bone spur is just an extra bone and generally smooth. However, it is sharp enough to cause wear and tear. Bone spur also produce pain when it is rubbed on other bone surface or just pressed manually.
They can occur anywhere in the body but most common sites include hips, knees, feet, spine, hands and shoulders. On other hand, bone spurs are formed naturally on the back of the spine as you grow older and they are many times considered as degeneration in the spinal bone. Many times bone spurs can impinge on the nerves that can cause numbness of the organ that is supplied by that particular nerve.
Causes of Bone Spurs
Home remedies and Natural Remedies for Bone Spurs
The first home remedy for bone spurs is taking an ice pack and applying it on the swollen bone spur area 4-5 times in a day. If this simple technique fails, you can apply heating pads in a same fashion.
One of the most trusted home remedies for bone spurs is the use of curcumin, the yellow pigment of turmeric. It is very effective for healing bone spur. One should take about 500mg to 1gm of curcumin, thrice a day on an empty stomach. Continue this remedy for about two months.
Indulge the affected area in alternate hot and cold footbaths. Many times this home remedy for bone spurs alone works.
You can also take flaxseed hotpack and then apply it to the body area that is affected by bone spur. It will help a lot in relieving pain. This is also a good bone spurs cure.
One should clean his or her body by doing light exercises such as Yoga and Pranayama.
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Fill a plastic soda bottle with water and freeze if. Then sit down and put the bottle on the floor and roll it bactk and forth with your foot, make sure it goes all the way to your heal. Twenty minutes a day for seven days should do.
#1 - bone spurs - 02/24/2008 - 21:41
For heel spurs my family has always used cherries. I've never had a heel spur but a friend of mine, who was under the age of 30 had to have special insoles made due to these spurs. I told her that my grandmother would eat 12 fresh cherries a day for 12 days. My friend has incorporated cherries into her morning routine and has absolutely no problems with spurs since. That was 6 years ago, and still counting.
#2 - Mare - 08/15/2008 - 01:55
I have spurs in my knee I work 10 - 12 hrs a day driving a semi so icing my knee 5 times a day isn't possible is there anything else I can do
#3 - Roger - 08/18/2010 - 13:51
I started growing a bone spur when I was very young, probably around 9 or 10 years old, on my right ankle. It has prevented me from being able to run due to a nerve running in between the spur and the joint and it will send shocks straight up leg. I also have a small one on the other ankle, but it doesnt grow any longer. When I met my dad at the age of 23 he had the same exact spur on one of his ankles. So Im thinking that it has some inherited qualities to having them some how. Tried most of these remedies before I ever read about them and they have not made an improvements what so ever.....sorry for the news.
#4 - jessie - 02/12/2011 - 02:03