Bone spurs are smooth but abnormal bony over growths that may or may not cause any symptoms in the joint. These excess bone formations can impinge on a tendon or other tissue causing symptoms and making it necessary to remove them.
Characteristics of bone spur:
Cause: Aging OR arthritis OR traumatic injury OR poor posture OR overuse of joint.
Symptoms: Swelling, pain, and tearing of tissue.
Treatment: Shoulder arthroscopy is performed to repair or remove the bone growth in cases where conservative treatment measures and physical therapy fail to provide relief to the patient.