A bone spur is a small and pointed outgrowth of the bone, and may occur in the shoulder area as a result of past injury, arthritis, tendinitis, or inflammation. Often, bone spurs have no symptoms, but when symptoms do occur they present as pain, tenderness, or numbness.
Our experienced staff of physicians and specialists at West Medical has treated numerous cases of shoulder bone spurs and guide each patient through treatment and recovery. West Medical is home to a comprehensive staff of knowledgeable and experienced specialists who provide top tier specialized treatment.
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Symptoms of a Shoulder Bone Spur
It’s important to note that bone spurs sometimes have no symptoms. However, when they do cause discomfort, symptoms present as:
- Pain and tenderness
- Sometimes swelling
- Occasional numbness if the spur is affecting nearby nerves
Tests for a Shoulder Bone Spur
Sometimes shoulder bone spurs present with few or no symptoms, making diagnosis difficult unless a physician discovers the bone spur incidentally. It is not uncommon for an MRI, x-ray or other scan to be performed for an unrelated injury and a bone spur is then discovered. A doctor may be able to diagnosis the bone spur through scanning technology, a personal examination of the afflicted area, or if the bone spur was reported with accompanying symptoms.
Treatments for Shoulder Bone Spur:
If a bone spur in the shoulder has no symptoms, then most physicians will opt not to treat it unless it becomes uncomfortable. In that case, icing the bone spur area and taking anti-inflammatory typically can ease discomfort and reduce any swelling or soreness. If symptoms persist, and doctor may inject a higher level of anti-inflammatory medicine directly to the area. If your shoulder bone spur has affected any nerves in the back, neck, or vertebrae, and is causing pain, a physician may recommend a surgical procedure to alleviate your discomfort.
The physicians, surgeons, and orthopedic specialists at West Medical have extensive experience successfully treating cases of shoulder bone spurs. The staff at West Medical guides each patient through treatment and onto recovery, ensuring that those suffering from shoulder muscle or tendon injuries receive the most comprehensive care available. Additionally, West Medical’s staff of skilled surgeons provides top tier care to those afflicted with a shoulder bone spur that might require a surgical solution.
Contact us at (855) 690-0565 to schedule a consultation or an appointment with one of the experienced physicians at West Medical.
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