Bone spurs

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What is bone spurs?

A bone spur (osteophyte) is a bony growth formed on normal bone. It’s usually smooth, but it can cause wear and tear or pain if it presses or rubs on other bones or soft tissues such as ligaments, tendons, or nerves in the body.

Common symptoms reported by people with bone spurs

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with bone spurs

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
Tried for
pain (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Mobic)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
pain (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
pain (4) bone spurs (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Lexapro)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
anxious mood (3) depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Vistaril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
anxious mood (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Provigil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
fatigue (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
pain (3) bone spurs (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
depressed mood (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Knee brace)
Type
Equipment
How many have tried
3
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Desyrel)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
anxious mood (1) depressed mood (1)
1 more

Data from patients with bone spurs, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with bone spurs

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (5 evaluations)
Side effects
constipation pressure headaches 2 more
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
pain (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Mobic)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
nausea
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
pain (4) bone spurs (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Lexapro)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
decreased sex drive (libido)
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
anxious mood (3) depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Vistaril)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
rash or skin problems
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Provigil)
Perceived effectiveness
for fatigue (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
fatigue (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
brain fog decreased appetite 12 more
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (3) bone spurs (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (3 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
depressed mood (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Knee brace)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
swelling in knees
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Desyrel)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (1) depressed mood (1)
1 more
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with bone spurs, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has bone spurs on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 8
30s 48
40s 118
50s 177
60s 107
70+ 22
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 21
20-29 years 31
30-39 years 74
40-49 years 88
50-59 years 39
60-69 years 7
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 55
Female 424

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 356
Not Diagnosed 15

These charts show data from bone spurs patients who have completed their condition history
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