Bone Spurs

Bone spurs Bone spurs, also know as osteophytes, are common in the foot although they can and do occur anywhere in the skeletal system.  A bone spur is formed as the body tries to repair itself by added more bone growth to a normal bone area, often at the edge of a bone structure.  The spur is typically smooth rather than a sharp “spur” and often goes undetected unless it rubs or presses on nearby ligaments, tendons, nerves, or other bones.  Common places for bone spurs in addition to the feet are the spine, shoulders, hands, hips, and knees.

The abnormal bone growth can result from a number of problems such as abnormal movement in a joint over time or unusual tension where tendons or ligaments attach to the bone.  Even “wear and tear” from everyday activities can form bone spurs.  Some common activities that may form bone spurs in the feet are running, dancing, stress from being overweight, and shoes that are too tight.  Bone spurs in the shoulder may also occur with repetitive stress and strain.  The normal process of aging can also cause bone spurs.

Oils & Blends:

Healing – Cypress, Eucalyptus, Helichrysum, Frankincense, Lavender, Marjoram, Peppermint, Thyme

Pain reliefWintergreen

Suggested protocols:

Bone spurs blend:

·    4 drops Wintergreen

·    4 drops Eucalyptus

·    4 drops Marjoram

·    4 drops Cypress

·    4 drops Helichrysum

·    4 drops Peppermint

·    4 drops Frankincense

·    10 drops coconut oil

Apply blend to affected area 2 times daily till bone spur gone, continue thereafter for 2 weeks. Speed results by wrapping with a warm cloth after oils are applied and then wrapping this with plastic bag and additional towel to keep heat in.

Alternative bone spur blend:

·    5 drops Eucalyptus

·    5 drops Marjoram

·    5 drops Cypress

·    5 drops Lavender

·    5 drops Thyme

·    5 drops Basil

·    30 drops of coconut carrier oil

Apply blend to affected area 2 times daily till bone spur gone, continue thereafter for 2 weeks. Speed results by wrapping with a warm cloth after oils are applied and then wrapping this with plastic bag and additional towel to keep heat in.

Reported results took 2 weeks to 3 months.

Note * – The information on this website is a compilation of suggestions made by those that have used essential oils and has not been reviewed by those that have used essential oils and has not been reviewed by medical experts. It is anecdotal information and should be treated as such. For serious Medical Concerns consult your doctor. Please treat this website for reference purpose only.