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Osteophyte (bone spur)


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Osteophytes do not always have symptoms. But for some people they can cause pain, stiffness, lumps on joints and nerve or muscle problems.

Osteophytes only need to be treated if they cause problems. Treatments include painkillers, physiotherapy, losing weight and surgery.

Osteophytes (bone spurs) are bony lumps that grow on the bones in the spine or around joints.

Page last reviewed: 22/12/2022
Next review due: 22/12/2025