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Bone Spur In Finger Joint
If I make a fist, my ring finger joint to wrist across the palm hurts. Does anyone know what kind of injury I have?
Several things: With symptoms this complex, you owe it to yourself to call your doctor to help you make sense out of them. ...Read more
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
I'm a pianist and violist with arthritic bone spurs in my finger joints (no pain). With viola, spurs get in the way of playing. Dissolution of spurs?
Ganglion: This sounds like a ganglion cyst also known as a retinacular cyst. This is a fluid filled sac that comes from the tendons that bend down the fingers. To confirm the diagnosis I would recommend trying to remove the fluid with a needle. These usually go away, sometimes they require surgery to remove. ...Read more
Hard bump (bone like hardness) on my left pinky finger joint where finger att to hand. Hurts most when I have to grab a ball (ie. Spread my fingers).?
Ganglion cyst: The most likely diagnosis in someone your age is a cyst of the tendona ...Read more
Likely bony spur.: Bony spurs develop as one gets older, from wear and tear on joints, etc. These are bony projections that form along joint margins. This can also happen in the neck and spinal column. Spurs can also appear on the feet, along toes, the heel, as well as on the hands. In extreme cases bone spurs have grown along a person's entire skeletal structure. They're important since they can be near nerves. ...Read more
Yes: A bone spur is overgrowth of bone. It may occur after injury. ...Read more
Depends on severity.: Every injury is unique 2 the person injured, ; their bodies response 2 it. The only way 2 b able 2 answer this 4 an individual would, there has 2 b images just b4 the injury ; follow it regularly with images. This could tell only that individual how fast a spur develops, ; it would only b applicable 2 that individual ; the injury. Intervening episodes would sqew the outcome of that facet. ...Read more
May never grow: A bone spur is generally a result of chronic, long term wear and tear, not necessarily an acute injury. ...Read more
No rules for that: If you have a bone spur it may or may not grow. Unfortunately you have had bone cancer and that causes a completely different concern for any unnaturel growth. It also showed you already have chronic pain and it may have nothing to do with a bone spur. Many people have bone spurs that show up on mris and ct scans and they are totally incidental and do not cause pain. ...Read more
After bunion surgery, my bone fused with pseudo bone. Now there is a bone spur, or growth on top of that joint. What can be done?
Depends: Discuss with your operating surgeon about any questions you have regarding surgical outcomes and possible necessary steps to address this issue. ...Read more
Yes: There result from osteoarthritic changes secondary to hyper mobility. ...Read more
Strained back 9 months ago. Right l5s1 facet joint has a bone spur. Both sides is strained. Will prp injections heal me? Is it dangerous?
Platelet rich plasma: PRP or platelet rich plasma encourages healing of all injuries. It may well heal you. It's very safe as it comes from your own blood and only requires a few injections. Good luck! ...Read more
Had a bone spur removed & joint fused in my hand a year ago and it still isn't pain free. Think it was a cmc joint. Is this normal to have pain still?
See Hand surgeon: Considering your age, I am surprised that a cmc joint was fused unless you have had significant trauma or have some form of severe arthropathy. For ongoing pain, though, it would be best to see a hand surgeon, repeat x-rays, diagnose the problem and if indicated get some hand therapy to improve functionality of the hand. ...Read more
What are treatment options for painful TMD? I have crepitus, pain and spasms. X-rays showed bone spurs and flattening in the joint.
Depends: If you've had imaging of the joint, I assume you've had a diagnosis? If so, the treatment depends on the diagnosis. It could range anywhere from physical therapy to surgery. This issue is so individualized it is actually counterproductive to get a list of options when many of them may not be appropriate to your situation. No harm in getting additional opinions from docs who actually see you, tho. ...Read more
Is there something that could make me prone to bone spurs? Every time I injure a joint they end up removing one. Ankle, knee and shoulder so far.
I woke up with my ring and pinky fingers (and the palm below them) completely numb, though fully articulable. Related to the bone spur on my deg. C6?
Numbness: Possibly, but that is a C8 distribution, which would not be the c6. ...Read more
Thumb bone spurs: Any joint can get bone spurs. Bone spurs or osteophytes are a common feature of arthritic change in a joint. The common findings of arthritis on an X-ray are are joint space narrowing, sclerosis (or whiter bone on X-ray), bone spurs, bone cysts. Clinically or in real life this may be seen as clicking, swelling, pain, tightness, beginning with end range of motion symptoms. ...Read more
When will I be able to get a pedicure after cheilectomy and bone spur removal on the big toe joint?
???: Assuming you are recovering from the surgery with a bandage, you should wait until it isfully removed. I really do not see any reason why you can't get pedicures after foot surgery. Ask your surgeon. ...Read more
Found out I have bilateral hip bone spurs, si joint bone spurs, neck bone spur, oa of my spine. I'm 37, in pain, not an athlete, what is going on?
Why do I have bone spurs and osteoarthritis in all of my major joints? (spine, si joints, hips, neck)i'm only in my 30s and I feel like an old woman.
See a rheumatologist: Have you seen a rheumatologist? If not, do so. Be certain there is not another cause for the spurs or calcifications. ...Read more
MRI neg 4 Meniscal tear. No internal derangement. Some popping, arthritic chges, bone spurs. PT 6 wks no relief 4 joint line pain. What is happening?
You have the answers: You mentioned arthritic changes, popping, bone spurs... these are all reason to have pain in the knee with even mild osteoarthritis. If you are not better with PT, I would consider maybe a Synvisc/Euflexxa injection series. Avoid steroid injections if possible. Also lastly you could look into stem cell options like Regenexx. Check out regenexx. Com. ...Read more
Would I be considered partially handicaped? I have plates, screw in my leg near my ankle, but need my ankle fused because the joint is bone to bone with bone spurs by the heal, haven't had it done because they told me I would have a permenant limp, becaus
What is degenerative sacroiliac changes with vacuum phenomenon in SI joints, spurs anteriorly and sclerosis, also have thoracic bone spurs and fusion?
? Spondyloarthrpathy: Sounds like markers for a spondyloarthropathy. Without further history and physical exam can not state which, but you need to see a Rheumatologist who knows and knows what further studies are warranted. ...Read more
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