Cold and Flu Season Can Be a Monster

Flu & Cold Season Can Be A Monster

Help us protect our patients, families and staff from RSV and the flu by following these visitation restrictions currently in effect.

  • No visitors under the age of 12 are allowed in patient care areas.
  • Please do not visit patients if you are experiencing fever, vomiting, diarrhea or cold or flu-like symptoms.

Bone Spurs

What are bone spurs, and where are they located?

Bone spurs are bony projections, also called osteophytes, that can develop anywhere one of your bones meets another – your joints. They’re mainly caused by osteoarthritis.  Bone spurs can go unnoticed for years, often only appearing on X-rays related to other conditions. Most do not cause pain, and frequently – depending upon how they affect your health – require no treatment.

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A bone spur’s location can also change its impact on your body.

Knee

These bone spurs make extending and bending your leg painful, and they interfere with the bones and tendons that control your knee.

Spine

Vertebral bone spurs can narrow the space around your spinal cord, pinching the cord or its nerve roots. This can lead to weakness or loss of feeling in your arms or legs.

Hip

Bone spurs in your hip make moving painful, and the discomfort can extend down to your knee. They can also potentially reduce your hip joint’s range of motion.

Shoulder

Bone spurs that rub on your rotator cuff – the group of muscles and tendons that mainly control your shoulder movements – can cause swelling and small tears in your rotator cuff.

Fingers

Although mostly aesthetic, bone spurs on your fingers can make your joints appear bumpy.