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Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more


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What kind of treatment or surgery to fix bone spurs?

What kind of treatment or surgery to fix bone spurs?

Depends: Treatment is directed at what is the cause of the spur. Is it biomechanical: orthotics would be helpful. Is it due to a tight shoe: change shoes. Is it due to a deformity of some kind. Then this should be addressed. Palliative treatment, including injections can be done. Surgery to remove spur can be performed if indicated. ...Read more

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Managing Bone Spurs (Checklist)

Wear comfortable shoes
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Use heel cushions
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Ask your podiatrist if you'd benefit from prescription orthotics
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Ask your podiatrist about steroid injections
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What are treatment options for bunions or bone spurs?

What are treatment options for bunions or bone spurs?

Shoes / surgery: My understanding of your problem makes me think that you are concerned about bone spurring around your bunion deformity. You may have hallux limitus. This is usually spurring to the top of the joint causing limitation of movement and discomfort. Conservative care consists of a stiffer, thicker soled shoe with good support. Surgery may be needed based on symptoms. See your foot specialists. Dr l. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for bone spurs in c/t spine?

What is the best treatment for bone spurs in c/t spine?

Dose it bother you: If it dose and not improve by medications, go and see neuro- surgeon he will tell out if you an operation to take it out. ...Read more

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Recovering from a Broken Bone (Checklist)

Exercise and stretch to improve range of motion, strength, endurance
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Avoid repeat injury or irritating soft tissues before they are ready
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Follow up with your doctor as scheduled. Don't miss appointments.
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Bone spurs on balls of both feet. Treatment options? Recovery time?

Bone spurs on balls of both feet. Treatment options? Recovery time?

Bone spurs: This is a difficult question to answer without more exact info. I am assuming you have metatarsal bones that are bulging against the bottom of the foot, causing pain and possible painful callus/corn formation. Treatments include orthotic devices to reduce the abnormal pressures or surgery to improve the weightbearing balance amongst the bones. Recovery from that is usually a few weeks. ...Read more

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What's the treatment an longterm medication for ankle bone spurs and big toe joint spur if there is pain an symptoms?

What's the treatment an longterm medication for ankle bone spurs and big toe joint spur if there is pain an symptoms?

Bone spurs: Having bone spurs on those joints usually means there is arthritis of those joints most likely from an injury since you are only 22 years old. Typical arthritis takes many more years to develop. O-T-C anti inflammatory medication may help. However, long term use is usually not recommended. There are some topical anti inflammatory meds that can be prescribed. Best to see your Foot Specialist. ...Read more

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Xray confirms 2 big bone spurs in the rib area. I have been having back rib pain for yrs. A Ct scan was ordered. What might be the treatment for this?

Physical therapy: Your case is complex in that the cause of the spurs and their location is not clear. Intervertebral disc disease can cause muscle imbalance such that your posture and bone alignment changes, When this occurs the bones can respond by laying down more bone (called spurs) to offset your center of gravity. A thorough evaluation by a PMR Doctor might include MRI is appropriate. PT, Pilates may help. ...Read more

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I am having a lot of back rib pain. Xray shows to large bone spurs on my rib near t spine. Ct was orderd. What can be the treatment for this?

I am having a lot of back rib pain. Xray shows to large bone spurs on my rib near t spine.  Ct was orderd.  What can be the treatment for this?

Back pain: Bone spur usually means arthritic change in joints between your spine and ribs. Initial treatment is physical therapy and anti-inflammatory meds. Try that. R ...Read more

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Bone Spurs (Definition)

Bone spurs, or osteophytes, are bony projections that form along joints, and are often seen in conditions such as arthritis. Bone spurs are largely responsible for limitations in joint motion ...Read more


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