A bone spur(s) is a small, bony projections that develop along bone edges and or where bones meet such as your joints. Bone spurs, also referred to as osteophytes, can also form on the bones of your spine. Bone spurs are usually caused by the joint damage associated with osteoarthritis. In some cases bone spurs have no symptoms which means they can go undetected for years. Not all bone spurs require treatment. What determines if treatment is needed is related to where they are located and how they affect your health. If bone spurs developed due to what you do for a living you may be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits according to the PA workers’ comp laws and the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act. Please reach out to our Pittsburgh workers’ comp attorneys for a free case review. In addition to providing complimentary case reviews our Allegheny County, Pennsylvania work injury lawyers do not charge any fees if they DO NOT recover benefits, disability benefits, lost wage compensation and other applicable benefits.
Arthritis, Osteoarthritis & Bone Spurs
Osteoarthritis, which is the most common form of arthritis, in the most common cause of bone spur development. Degenerative Joint Disease is another term for osteoarthritis and it usually impacts the hips, knees, fingers, shoulder, heel & spine. In cases of osteoarthritis the cartilage in the joint is broken down. Cartilage cushions your joints so the intersecting joints do not rub together. This is called crepitus. As the cartilage is worn away your body responds by generating new bone leading to bone spurs.
Another medical condition can also lead to bone spurs and the condition is called tendonitis which is an inflammation of a tendon. It can be due to trauma, joint degeneration as well as certain infections. Many of these issues happen at the same time or close to the same time. It behooves you to connect with our Erie, PA injury attorneys to discuss your rights and any compensation and benefits you are entitled to.
Accidents, Trauma & Bone Spurs
Traumatic events such as car accidents, sports injuries and broken bones can also lead to bone spur development. It is not uncommon for accidents and injuries such as these to cause degenerative diseases and arthritis later in life. In scenarios such as these bone spurs tend to develop on the spine and neck. No matter what caused your bone spurs, or where they are, contact our Altoona auto accident attorneys for a free case review.
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