Originally Posted by CTuit
Bone spurs can be caused by osteoarthritis but they can be caused by other means besides. I've known many people who had bone spurs on their feet but no problems with arthritis.
RIGHT. Osteophytes is the term used for bone spurs on the spine caused by Osteoarthritis. I have these. They are actual tiny outgrowths of new bone which are visiable on X-rays, MRI's and on bone density scans.
However my neighbor had "Spurs" on her heels and her Dr. called them spurs but said they were not bone and he gave her a steroid shot and the pain from them went away. She does not have arthritis of any kind.