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Doctor insights on: Bone Spur Elbow Symptoms

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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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I have fluid on my elbow. It has been there a couple months. I had rotator cuff and bone spur surgery on same arm one year ago. Are these related?

I have fluid on my elbow. It has been there a couple months. I had rotator cuff and bone spur surgery on same arm one year ago. Are these related?

Prob. Not: Rotator cuff repair/decompression surgery from a year ago would not cause 'fluid on the elbow'.Sounds like you have the common olecranon bursitis caused by bumping the back of your elbow, resting it on table tops, etc. Or previous elbow surgery. See your pcp if it becomes painful or inflamed/draining fluid. Good luck! ...Read more

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Which is the cure for tennis elbow and shoulder bone spur?

Which is the cure for tennis elbow and shoulder bone spur?

For bone spurs in: The shoulder, a joint replacement would be a cure, since it removes the arthritic bones ; restores function;
for tennis elbow: there is no cure, but the symptoms can be controlled quite adequately, with pain meds, te strap, stretching exercises, massages, steroid ; prp (plasma rich platelets) injections or surgery if nothing helps. ...Read more

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Had surgery to remove bone spur from elbow and repaired tricep tendon at insertion point of elbow. What is the recovery timeline?

Bone Spur: Recovery is based on the amount of work needed to repair your bone spur. Full recovery following surgery can take anywhere from one to six months. Most patients resume activities within several weeks. ...Read more

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Can getting acupuncture cure tennis elbow and shoulder bone spur?

Can getting acupuncture cure tennis elbow and shoulder bone spur?

Yes and no: Acupuncture is used to relief pain from a lot of problems, I do not believe it could cure bone spur. ...Read more

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Is it possible that acupuncture cure tennis elbow and shoulder bone spur?

Is it possible that acupuncture cure tennis elbow and shoulder bone spur?

Acupuncture will: Not heal a bone spur. However it can improve pain from a spur. Tennis elbow is often recurrent. Acupuncture can very effectively treat tennis elbow (but that doesn't always translate to a cure). ...Read more

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58 yr old, male. Symptoms:neck/shoulder pain, stiffness, numbness in right hand/arm, headaches. Could this be a bone spur of the cervical vertebrae?

58 yr old, male. Symptoms:neck/shoulder pain, stiffness, numbness in right hand/arm, headaches. Could this be a bone spur of the cervical vertebrae?

Possibly: Pain that severe needs to be worked up by your doctor in person. He/she will listen to you, perform an examination and possibly order some tests to see what's wrong with you. ...Read more

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Symptoms:neck/shoulder pain, stiffness, numbness in right arm/hand, headaches. Could this be a bone spur of the cervical vertebrae in a 58 year old?

Symptoms:neck/shoulder pain, stiffness, numbness in right arm/hand, headaches. Could this be a bone spur of the cervical vertebrae in a 58 year old?

Possibly: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more

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My moms arm hurts when reaches out or makes backward motion makes it spasm and hurt really bad. She has bone spurs on her neck. What would cause this?

My moms arm hurts when reaches out or makes backward motion makes it spasm and hurt really bad. She has bone spurs on her neck. What would cause this?

Rotator cuff: Problems with the rotator cuff/shoulder cause pain with motion of shoulder. Neck problems cause pain that radiates to and beyond shoulder. May also cause numbness in hand. Motions such as putting hand on head lessen pain when it's neck problem and increased pain when shoulder problem. Shoulder rxd high dose ibuprofen, range of motion exercises. Injection if symptoms don't improve one month. ...Read more

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I have broad osteophyte complex w/ moderate foraminal stenosis in C6/7. Neck pain, esp. Left shoulder & arm. Is a bone spur pressing on nerve root?

I have broad osteophyte complex w/ moderate foraminal stenosis in C6/7. Neck pain, esp. Left shoulder & arm. Is a bone spur pressing on nerve root?

Yes: Is a bone spur pressing on nerve root? Yes, most likely. That's what osteophyte complex means --- a bone spur. The foramen is the canal through which your nerve route travels. If there is a spur there, you will get pain in that nerve root.
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7 months post op shoulder surgury still very swallow and a lot pain I had a injury april 2011 had a clean up in shoulder a bone spur doctor thought he saw tear in MRI but didn't see when he was in my arm help please any advice

7 months post op shoulder surgury still very swallow and a lot pain I had a injury april 2011 had a clean up in shoulder a bone spur doctor thought he saw tear in MRI but didn't see when he was in my arm help please any advice

Second Opinion: Bone spur surgery is becoming increasingly controversial and it doesn't sound like you have a clear diagnosis and cause for your shoulder pain. Consider a second opinion with a shoulder specialist. Learn more here: http://www. Theshouldercenter. Com/shoulderpain/2013/shoulder-surgery/spur-acromioplasty-impingement/. ...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