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Bone spurs are pointy outgrowths of bone that develop in areas of inflammation or injury. They commonly occur on the heel and spine and may be the result of reactive arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, or diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis. Symptoms include pain, numbness, and tenderness. Treatment focuses on decreasing inflammation and avoiding re-injury.

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      • Ankylosing spondylitis facts
      • What is ankylosing spondylitis?
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      • How is ankylosing spondylitis diagnosed?
      • What are ankylosing spondylitis treatment options?
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      Lower Back Pain Article
      • Low back pain facts
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      • What is the function of the low back?
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      • What is the outlook (prognosis) for low back pain?
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      • Diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis facts
      • What is diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis?
      • What causes diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis?
      • What are symptoms and signs of diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis?
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      • Can diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis be prevented?
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      • Heel spurs & plantar fasciitis facts
      • What is a heel spur? What are symptoms of a heel spur?
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      • What is reactive arthritis?
      • What causes reactive arthritis?
      • What are risk factors for developing reactive arthritis?
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