BONE SPURS

CAUSES – Bone spurs are usually caused by local inflammation, such as from degenerative arthritis or tendinitis.  Inflammation of the ligament that surrounds a degenerating disc between the vertebrae (the bony building blocks of the spine) is a very common cause of bone spurs of the spine. Inflammation of the Achilles tendon can lead to the formation of a bone spur.

TREATMENT – Plenty of rest, good back support, and drug therapy will help to alleviate discomfort caused by bone spurs. Alternative therapies such as chiropractic manipulation, homeopathy, and yoga can help in the discomfort of bone spurs.

PREVENTION – The best know prevention methods are exercise; such as walking, swimming, bicycling, and tennis.  Any excess weight that you are caring can be lost through exercise. You should always wear shoes with good ankle supports.

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