Hypertrophic bone spurs, or osteophytes, are smooth growths on the vertebrae that occur with aging and spinal degeneration, according to Spine-Health. Bone spurs are a natural occurrence in most people over the age of 60... More »

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is a condition in which the heart muscle becomes thick, interfering with the normal flow of blood from the heart, explains WebMD. People with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy live a normal life bec... More »

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Hardening and thickening of the heart muscle, known as hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, is often the result of genetic inheritance, according to MedlinePlus. Defects and mutations in the genes that manage heart muscle growth... More »

Bone spurs, or osteophytes, are bony growths that grow on bones that are trying to repair themselves. Because the shoulder is a complex joint with many moving parts and a wide range of motion, the bones, tendons, muscles... More »

Bone spurs on the neck are the result of the growth of bone on one or more of the vertebrae in the cervical spine, according to Spine-Health. Known as osteophytes, these smooth bony growths often occur with aging and are... More »

Bone spurs, also known as osteophytes, form along the edges of the vertebral endplates of the spine, according to the Laser Spine Institute. The body creates these spurs to support a weak spine. However, facet disease ca... More »

Bone spurs, or osteophytes in the foot can be caused by several things, including cartilage loss, tight ligaments, activities that put stress on the feet and pressure from extra weight or badly fitting shoes, according t... More »

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