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Bone Spurs

Bone Spurs

Have you suffered the agonizing pain of a bone spur that was caused by repetitive stress, cumulative trauma or a traumatic fall or auto accident at work? If so, you may be entitled to various benefits, medical care and financial compensation according to workers’ compensation laws in the state where the work injury took place. Contacting a workers comp attorney handling bone spurs is a wise move.

Please contact our workers’ compensation lawyers to discuss your bone spur injury case. They offer free consultations and charge no legal fees or costs unless they recover for you. You can email them here to discuss your claim. They proudly serve the entire United States including Wash. DC, CA, TX, FL, NY, NYC, NC, NJ, DE, MI, MN, OH, AZ, OR and WS.

What Bone Spurs Are

According the bone spurs are bony projections that develop along the edges of bones. Bone spurs, which are often referred to as osteophytes, often form where bones meet each other i.e. in joints. Bone spurs can also develop along the bones of your spine.

Causes Of Bone Spurs

The main cause of bone spurs is the joint damage associated with osteoarthritis. Most bone spurs cause no symptoms and may go undetected for years. They may not require treatment. Decisions about treatment depend on where spurs are situated and how they affect your health.

Traumatic physical injuries such as slips, falls, assaults and auto accidents can be the underlying causes of bone spurs. While this it difficult to prove, as the symptoms can go unnoticed for years, our skilled and experienced workers’ compensation attorneys will do everything they can to get you the medical care, benefits and financial compensation for your work related bone spur injuries.

Bone Spur Symptoms

Most bone spurs cause no signs or symptoms. You might not realize you have bone spurs until an X-ray for another condition reveals the growths. In some cases, though, bone spurs can cause pain and loss of motion in your joints.

Specific symptoms depend on where the bone spurs are. Examples include:

  • Knee. Bone spurs in your knee may make it painful to extend and bend your leg. The bony growths can get in the way of bones and tendons that keep your knee operating smoothly.
  • Spine. Bone spurs on your vertebrae can narrow the space that contains your spinal cord. These bone spurs can pinch the spinal cord or its nerve roots and can cause weakness or numbness in your arms or legs.
  • Hip. Bone spurs can make it painful to move your hip, although you might feel the pain in your knee. Depending on their placement, bone spurs can reduce the range of motion in your hip joint.
  • Shoulder. Bone spurs can rub on your rotator cuff, a group of muscles and tendons that help control your shoulder movements. This can cause swelling (tendinitis) and tears in your rotator cuff.
  • Fingers. Appearing as hard lumps under your skin, bone spurs can make the joints in your fingers look knobby.

Make an appointment with your doctor if you have pain or swelling in one or more joints or if you have difficulty moving a joint. Early treatment can help prevent or slow further joint damage.

Treatment Of Bone Spurs

If your bone spurs cause pain, your doctor may recommend over-the-counter pain relievers, such as acetaminophen (Tylenol, others), ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin IB, others) or naproxen sodium (Aleve, others). Bone spurs that limit your range of motion or press on nerves may require surgical removal.

Contact Our Workmans’ Comp Attorneys

Bone spurs can be very painful and can put you out of commission for extended periods of time. Please contact our workers comp attorneys to discuss your bone spur injury claim. They offer free consults and charge no legal fees of any sort unless they recover for you.

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