Bone spurs are even known as osteophytes. These are the bony projections which form with the body joints. These bone spurs can be found almost anywhere in the whole body but the common sites are knees, hips, spine, shoulders, hands and feet. Home remedies to treat bone spurs have actually become very famous in almost every part of the globe. These spurs may appear sharp or smooth. Bone spur can also take place because of various reasons; most of them are generally natural.
Bone spurs may occur because of change in calcium, age factors, wear and tear, degeneration of the tissue and physiological changes. Despite these factors, constant pressure, excessive use of joints while jogging, exercising, dancing or racing and overweight are some other factors. The underlying factors that further contribute in this condition include softening of the tendons, muscle weakness and cartilage tearing.
Some home remedies for bone spurs include:
Linseed oil- Clean a cloth soaked in linseed oil to be kept on the area where there is bone spur. Then cover the area using a heat pad in order to get relief from bone spur pain.
Chamomile Tea- Bathe your joints in chamomile tea. Take boiling water and steep about 2 to 3 teaspoons of dried or fresh chamomile flowers. Strain decoction and let it cool. Use the liquid to take bathe and say bye to painful joints.
Flaxseed Hot Pack- You can also make a hot pack using flaxseed that is to be used on the affected region.This home remedy for bone spur has found to be really effective when it comes to relieving pain.
Curcumin- This is indeed another way to treat bone spur problem. You can have 500 to 1000 mg curcumin i.e. the yellow pigment found in turmeric around 3 to 4 times in a day. You need to take this on empty stomach.
Last but not least, you can even make use of the ice pack to cure bone spurs. The ice pack needs to be applied on the affected region and pressed with care. Further, the cold and hot packs can increase the flow of blood in affected region thereby proving to be an effective way to cure bone spurs.