Bone spurs are typically smooth protrusions of extra bone growth, explains WebMD. Bone spur appearances vary depending on their location. Heel spurs may resemble small spikes, similar to canine dewclaws, while spine bone... More »

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A bone spur appears as a tiny, pointed growth on a bone, according to MedicineNet. Bone spurs, which are typically only treated when pain occurs, are generally only visible through radiologic testing such as X-rays, an M... More »

A bone spur in the shoulder is extra bone growth on the normal bone of the shoulder. When a bone spur grows in the shoulder, it rubs on muscles, tendons or the rotator cuff, which can cause pain and immobility in that re... More »

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Bone growth stimulators enhance the natural healing process of bone by emitting low-level pulses of electromagnetic energy to the injured area or fusion site. They can also employ pulsed low-intensity ultrasonic energy. ... More »

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Bone spurs are bony projections that sometimes develop on the edges of bones. Bone spurs are also called osteophytes. These often form in the joints where bone meets bone, according to Mayo Clinic. More »

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Cortical bone is a dense and rigid layer of calcium-rich osseous tissue that makes up the outer layer of a bone, explains InnerBody. This compact bone layer is cylindrical in shape with a honeycombed structure, providing... More »

Bone is made mostly of collagen and calcium. This combination works to make the bones strong and flexible at the same time, enabling them to be protective and rebound from stress fractures. More »