What Is The Recovery Time With Knee Bone Spurs?


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Meg Hayes Profile
Meg Hayes answered
If you have recently undergone surgery to correct a knee bone spur, then the recovery time could vary from ten days to a few weeks, although your doctor or surgeon should have spoken with you about this in more detail. If you have any questions about your surgery or injury, then you should speak to a qualified physician who will be able to advise you better.

If you are still having troubles with the area that had the bone spur, then there are some natural healing methods that you could try to see if they have any effect. However, these should not be used as a replacement for seeing your doctor and getting proper medical treatment. These should only be tried in the meantime.

  • General recommendations.
If you don't wish to go to your doctor for a prescription for medication that will help there are some alternative treatments that you can try. These include losing weight, decreasing the amount of activity you do if you are a particularly active person and resting the injured area. Wearing well cushioned footwear will also help to reduce the possible negative effects of activity on your injured area.

  • Pain management.
There are several natural healing treatments that have been thought to reduce the pain of bone spurs as well as helping them heal. Alternating the use of cold and hot compresses, icing the area of alternative hot and cold foot baths.

A hot linseed oil pack applied directly to the affected area is also highly recommended.

Another method that you could try is acupuncture, which involves inserting very thin needles into the skin and certain points in the body. This is thought to release chemicals in your brain which act as natural pain killers which may improve your ability to go about day to day activities whilst your bone spur recovers and heals.
Alan Profile
Alan answered
Probably pain in kneeling on your knees. I had them on my heels and it was just a bit uncomfortable to sit with heels on the ground for too long.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Burning on top of the knee, I have a lump on the side of my knee not the back . It came on after a charlie horse down my leg. Ice seems to help for a while , very tender to touch
in PT right now .
M Rafiqul Suman Profile
M Rafiqul Suman , Dr.M.Rafiqul Islam(Physical Therapist), answered

Bone spurs (osteophytes) in the knee are small bony outgrowths caused by excessive friction between the surfaces of the joint. This is most commonly caused by osteoarthritis, which is characterized by a gradual loss in joint cartilage over time.

Bone spurs may or may not cause symptoms. When they cause symptoms, the symptoms depend on their location. Bone spurs can be associated with pain, numbness, and tenderness if they are irritating other tissues, such as skin, fat pads, nerves, or tendons.

Physical therapy can include ice or cold packs, stretching exercises, ultrasound treatments, and Knee Brace for Bone on Bone may help for this condition. Sometimes, an injection of a steroid such as cortisone into the joint can help reduce pain from bone spurs. These injections can often be performed in a doctor's office, depending on the joint involved.

Rena Chisholm Profile
Rena Chisholm answered
Pain when kneeling, as Nag has said. Also pain when rising from a sitting position, running, walking and squatting motions.

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