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Doctor insights on: Bone Spur And Lupus

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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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Why do we get bone spurs?

Why do we get bone spurs?

Increase surface: Bone spurs at the origin or insertion of a tendon come from irritation and constant traction
around a joint, spurs occur from your body trying to increase the surface area of the joint. ...Read more

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How often are bone spurs painful?

Yes: Bone spurs: there are two types, those that occur with an arthritic joint and those that occur where a tendon or fascia attaches. Both can be very painful not necessarily because the spur itself hurts but because what I may b pressing against. Spurs that hit a nerve can be especially painful. In a joint, spurs may irritate the capsule or synovium which is rather sensative. ...Read more

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Could anyone tell me what a bone spur is?

Could anyone tell me what a bone spur is?

Bony prominence: A bone spur is usually a boney prominence usually at a location were soft tissue inserts into the bone. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: bone spurs?

What is the definition or description of: bone spurs?

Outgrowth or ridge: 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 and can cause pain. ...Read more

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What exactly are bone spurs and how can they be treated?

What exactly are bone spurs and how can they be treated?

Bone spurs: Build up of bone around joints from trauma or abnormal wear and tear. Spurs around the heel are cause from ligaments and tendons pulling on the bone. Spurs are generally not treated unless they are causing pain. The only way to get rid of a spur is to physically remove it (surgery). Nsaid's and steroids may be helpful for general joint pain. ...Read more

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Could you explain what is a bone spur and how is it treated?

Could you explain what is a bone spur and how is it treated?

Its a common name --: For an osteophyte, which results from an arthritic process in a joint. Very rarely can it be treated by removing it, if its causing pain/discomfort, by stretching the overlying skin or an adjacent structure, like a nerve. When done for the 1st toe's joint, its called chielectomy.
They are generally removed during total knee or hip replacements or from other joints which are being replaced. ...Read more

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Is itching a symptom of bone spur?

Is itching a symptom of bone spur?

No: Are you itching all over or is localized in an area. Itching might
Be due to allergy to the medication you took. Was there a rash? Itching can also be due to certain diseases. If it persist, see your PCP ...Read more

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How to deal with tailbone bone spur pain?

Coccydynia: Tail bone pain (coccydynia) can be quite painful and definitely interrupt your life. Sitting, having a bowel movement, sex for women may all be effected.
There is not much treatment for this condition. It usually resolves on its own but may take months.
Sitting on a pillow or cushion, avoiding constipation can mitigate symptoms.
There is a surgery (removal of coccyx) but almost never needed. ...Read more

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Without surgery, how are bone spurs treated?

Without surgery, how are bone spurs treated?

Depend on cause: If due to excessive tension on tendon or ligament inserting into bone, this must be eliminated. Stop excessive pressure on particular bone involved. ...Read more

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I'm a tennis player w/bone spurs please help?

I'm a tennis player w/bone spurs please help?

More info needed: To receive an answer that will be more helpful, you need to give more information...Your health status, any problems such as gout, diabetes or blood pressure concerns. You should state how long it has been a problem and what you do to make it feel better. Also tells us what it looks like. Is it discolored, swollen or point tender. The more you tell the better the answer. ...Read more

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How do the pains of planters fascitis and bone spurs differ?

How do the pains of planters fascitis and bone spurs differ?

No difference: Most of planter fasciitis pain comes from the bone spur we have there. ...Read more

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Bone cysts versus bone spurs?

Inside bone/tendons.: Bone cysts r contained inside the bone, any where from simple benign @ malignant and need watching. Spurs r at the edges of the bone as in arthritis, or in response 2 tendinitis where a tendon attaches. As patellar tendinitis or where ligaments attach as in heel spurs (planter fasciitis). Treatments r different 4 each & multiple 4 each. B followed & rx'd by an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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How can I get bone spurs out of gums?

How can I get bone spurs out of gums?

Bone spurs: See a dentist to have them removed and filed ...Read more

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Bone spurs in feet what could be done

I've: I've been hesitant to answer your question because it's simply too vague. Please repost your question, but indicate where these spurs are. Do they hurt, and if so, is it dependent on walking, shoes, weather, etc.? How long have you been in pain or had these spurs? Have you done anything to try to help your pain, and if so, what? And finally, how is the general state of your health, what is your age, gender and weight?

I know I'm asking you far more questions than you asked, but it's impossible to give you a meaningful answer, which I would honestly like to do, without knowing more details. The greater the detail, the more meaningful the answer.

Thanks! ...Read more

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Do u have to remove a bone spur on hip?

No: The main reason to remove a bone spur from the hip would be if it was causing pain or a limp and if you have failed non operative management options. If this is not the case, it does not necessarily have to be removed. ...Read more

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Can a bone deficiency cause bone spurs?

Can a bone deficiency cause bone spurs?

No: Generally, a bone deficiency or osteoporosis is not a a cause of bone spurs (AKA osteophytes) but age related degeneration (osteoarthritis and/or tendinosis) is. ...Read more

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What is a bone spur near your hip mean?

Possible arthritis: Without seeing an xray, possibly this is indicative of early degenerative joint disease/arthritis. ...Read more

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Can you get bone spur on top of patella?

Bone spur: Yes you can get a bone spur on top of patella. It can be c onfirmed with a xray. ...Read more

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What exercises cure bone spurs in my neck?

Read on: Bone spurs are the end result of calcification of the tendon inserting onto the bone over time the bone 'grows' along the plane of the tendon. Therefore, once it is formed it can't be cured by exercises. However, exercise can help to maintain range of motion in the local area of the body. ...Read more

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Difference between bone spur and bone cyst?

Different: A bone spur is an area of bone growth where a muscle, tendon, or ligament inserts. This attachment is called an enthesis. A bone cyst is a cyst within the substance of the bone and, as such, contains fluid. ...Read more

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Want to get rid of these bone spurs? Options?

Excision: Typically, the only way to remove a bone spur would be with surgery. ...Read more

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How are bone spurs and osteoarthritis different?

Osteoarthritis: Bone spurs are part of most types of arthritis as the joint surfaces enlarge to decrease the pressure per unit area when degeneration sets in. Some forms of arthritis cause erosions, but spurs are typically always part of the form of arthritis we call osteoarthritis. ...Read more

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