Osteophytes can develop if you are having osteoarthritis.
They can form with aging and osteophytes signify degenerating joint. Osteophytes typically develop as a reparative response by the remaining cartilage.
Depending on your age and if you have any osteoarthritis an orthopedician can give you best advice.
Osteophytes, also known as bone spurs, are bony projections that usually form along joints.
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Yes it can be a result of injury.