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Bone Spur And Lupus
I was dx'd w/SLE years ago. Today my Dr. Called & told me X-rays show bone spurs in my neck. I'm getting an MRI 7/29. Could Lupus have caused this?
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
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
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
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
Need and X-ray: Have an x-ray taken to evaluate the bone. ...Read more
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
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
No difference: Most of planter fasciitis pain comes from the bone spur we have there. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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