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If I make a fist, my ring finger joint to wrist across the palm hurts. Does anyone know what kind of injury I have?

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 (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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Painful lump on bone under skin on finger joint?

Painful lump on bone under skin on finger joint?

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

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Bone spur on a finger? I thought only heels got spurs?

Bone spur on a finger? I thought only heels got spurs?

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

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Can a bone spur grow on a facet joint 1 month after an injury?

Can a bone spur grow on a facet joint 1 month after an injury?

Yes: The answer is yes. Injury to an area increases blood supply, brings inflammatory cells ; chemicals into the area, and for bone or ligament injuries, the formation of a bone spur is not unusual. ...Read more

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Can a bone spur develop 6 months after an injury to a facet joint?

Can a bone spur develop 6 months after an injury to a facet joint?

Possible: Bone spurs can develop after an injury or just over time due to degenerative changes. Often times these problems can be managed conservatively. If the bone spur contributes to radicular pain, surgery to decompress the nerve can be considered. Check out spine-health. Com. ...Read more

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Could a bone spur develop 1-2 months after an injury to a facet joint?

Yes: A bone spur is overgrowth of bone. It may occur after injury. ...Read more

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How long would it take a bone spur to grow on a facet joint after an injury?

How long would it take a bone spur to grow on a facet joint after an injury?

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

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Around how long does it take a bone spur to grow on a facet joint after an injury?

Around how long does it take a bone spur to grow on a facet joint after an injury?

May never grow: A bone spur is generally a result of chronic, long term wear and tear, not necessarily an acute injury. ...Read more

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Around how long does it take a bone spur to grow on a facet joint after and injury to it?

Around how long does it take a bone spur to grow on a facet joint after and injury to it?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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

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What are treatment options for painful TMD? I have crepitus, pain and spasms. X-rays showed bone spurs and flattening in the joint.

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

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Is 4 mm anterior bone spur at base of first metacarpal/herbal joint of Thumb a large spur?

Is 4 mm anterior bone spur at base of first metacarpal/herbal joint of Thumb a large spur?

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

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When will I be able to get a pedicure after cheilectomy and bone spur removal on the big toe joint?

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

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I have a daughter who is 17 months old. Today I notice a small outgrowth in her hand palm joint. Is this a bone spur? What can I do?

Doubt spur: This is hard to diagnose without an exam. But she is too young for a spur. If it is hot/red/tender then it could be an infection but if not it may be a small ganglion cyst. If it is tender and red see your doc. If not can observe for awhile. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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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.

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

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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?

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

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What is degenerative sacroiliac changes with vacuum phenomenon in SI joints, spurs anteriorly and sclerosis, also have thoracic bone spurs and fusion?

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

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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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Joints (Definition)

Joints are parts of the body, formed by the cartilage-covered ends of bones plus the strong, flexible ligaments that attach the bones to one another. Movements at the joints in the body allow the different parts of the body to move in ...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