What is the Treatment for Bone Spurs?

Q: What is the treatment for bone spurs?


A: Bone spurs (osteophytes) are extra bony bumps in the place where bones meet, such as the joints. Usually, doctors recommend over-the-counter pain relievers to help ease the pain caused by bone spurs.

The common pain relievers include:

  • Acetaminophen (Tylenol, and others)
  • Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin IB, and others)
  • Naproxen sodium (Aleve, and others)


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