There are a number of causes that are attributed to this condition. As stated earlier, this condition develops extra bone projections. This happens whenever the body is repairing itself through building extra bones. Basically, bone spur develops whenever the body is responding to pressure or other type of stress that the body can be subjected to overtime.
The other major cause of bone spur is aging. During the process of aging the bone tissues that are located between bones and joints, start wearing and may finally wear out completely. In addition, the spongy ligaments that are supposed to cushion bone tissues and cells are also vulnerable to breaking down due to age. Consequently, one starts experiencing pain and swelling and in extreme cases bone spurs starts developing on the edges of these joints. It is worth noting that when the bone spurs develop due to aging, then they are more likely to be formed on the joints that are located on the spine and the feet.
The other cause of bone spur is the pressure that is caused by a variety of activities. Activities such as dancing or running can put a person at higher chances of developing bone spurs. This is partly because of the fact that, pressure exerted by these activities is deemed to cause the wearing and tearing of the ligaments and other tissues that are located on the foot. It is due to this that the bones of the feet will try as much as possible to recollect them, in order to stand this pressure. Consequently, this will lead to the developing of bone spur along the feet bones. Apart from these activities that are perceived to cause pressure on the feet, other conditions such as being overweight have also been attributed to bone spur. Similarly, when one has gained a lot of weight then this will automatically lead to the more pressure being exerted on the feet bone. In return this will be responsible for the wearing and tearing of the ligaments of the feet, In return the body will move to counter this scenario, which will definitely lead to the formation of bone spur along the bones of the feet. Wearing tight shoes too, have been linked with the development of bone spur on the heels and other places that are pressed by the shoe.
Bone spur can also develop on the bone shoulders, when a lot of pressure is exerted on the shoulders. This pressure can result from carrying heavy objects for a long period. It is therefore widely known that people who are accustomed to carrying heavy objects are at a higher risk of developing bone spur on their bone shoulders as opposed to their counterparts who rarely carry heavy objects on their shoulders. It is due to carrying heavy objects that make that ligaments and other bone tissue to wear out drastically. Eventually, these ligaments and bone tissues will wear out on each other thus leading to the development of bone spur.