What is a Bone Spur (Subacromial Spur)?

A common source of shoulder pain in patients over 40-years of age is the presence of a bone spur in the subacromial space (a small space formed between the upper arm bone and the top of the shoulder blade). This condition is often associated with shoulder impingement syndrome, rotator cuff tear and tendonitis. The spur will commonly cause irritation to the rotator cuff tendon, which results in pain and limited function.

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Symptoms of a Bone Spur (Subacromial Spur)?

  • Deep or superficial pain in or around the shoulder joint
  • Stiffness/pain with movement
  • Limited movement of the shoulder
  • Grinding and cracking sounds with movement
  • Pain radiating from the shoulder to elbow

Causes of a Bone Spur (Subacromial Spur)

  • Bone spurs result from the body’s response to a breakdown in cartilage, most often resulting from Osteoarthritis.  This breakdown in cartilage prevents bones from being properly cushioned.  In effort to repair the cartilage, our bodies create new bony growths, called osteophytes.  

Bone Spur (Subacromial Spur) Solutions in NJ

Here at Performance Rehabilitation, we have many options to treat your bone spur, including non-surgical and surgical.

    Why Choose Performance Rehabilitation & Regenerative Medicine?

    Whether you are suffering from a recent or chronic (cervical, lumbar or thoracic spine) condition that is adversely affecting your ability to live life under your terms, our Back Pain Specialists can help you today. To have a consultation with one of our doctors, please contact one of our Patient Care Coordinators at 908-754-1960.


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