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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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Symptoms of bone spur in big toe?

Symptoms of bone spur in big toe?

Many possibilities: Possible symptoms could include pain, swelling, numbness, bony prominence, redness, and the development of callus at the site. Consult with your physician and have an xray taken to see if there is a spur or not and get the appropriate care. ...Read more

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What is the treatment of spur in heel bone?.

What is the treatment of spur in heel bone?.

Arch supports: Heel pain, often described as heel spurs or heel spur syndrome is rarely the result of the spur, but instead mechanical overloading and inflammation of the attachment of the plantar fascia to the heel bone. This usually responds well to arch supports, antiinflammatories, injections and stretching. Also frequently due to worn shoes so go ahead and replace with good quality supportive athletic shoes. ...Read more

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I've heard of bone spurs on the heels, but can someone get bone spurs in the knees?

I've heard of bone spurs on the heels, but can someone get bone spurs in the knees?

Yes.: 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. They can grow along a person's entire skeletal structure, including the knees. They're important since they can be near nerves. ...Read more

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Bone spur on top of foot andpsoriatic arthritis. Lots of foot swelling and pain. Is surgery suggested?

Bone spur on top of foot  andpsoriatic arthritis. Lots of foot swelling  and pain. Is surgery suggested?

Foot pain : not really . See a podiatrist first . Perhaps a steroid injection and a trial of foot pads and good shoes may help your pain . Also as your psoriasis improves , your Arthritis will also improved . See a dermatologist to start on disease modifying agents . There are some drugs in pill form now . ...Read more

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Remedies for foot pain due to bone spur on top and outside of foot?

Remedies for foot pain due to bone spur on top and outside of foot?

Determine cause : Protecting the area from excessive shoe pressure is often helpful. Wider and more supportive shoes can also help. Orthotic inserts in shoes can improve poor biomechanics. It is best to determine reason for the spur to have occurred to treat properly. ...Read more

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Pain in arch of foot due to fasciitis?

Pain in arch of foot due to fasciitis?

Most likely: Plantar fasciitis is an overuse injury. Most present with pain on the first few steps in the am or after sitting for a period of time. If that is the case, treatment consists of reducing inflammation and decreasing stress. Ice massage with frozen water bottle, antiinflammatories, light stretching, good shoes and supports, limit activity and avoid barefoot. See your foot specialist. Dr l. ...Read more

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Can gout occur in the soft tissue on the top outer area of the foot near the ankle?

Can gout occur in the soft tissue on the top outer area of the foot near the ankle?

Tophaceous Gout: Gout can occur in just about any soft tissue in the body. The accumulation of uric acid crystals in the soft tissue forms nodules or masses called tophi. The singular of tophi is tophus or stone. These can become quite large and disfiguring. They can rupture through the skin and destroy not only soft tissue but joints. Tophi formation is the result of chronic high levels of uric acid in the blood. ...Read more

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What's a large plantar and dorsal calcanneal spurs on the foot?

What's a large plantar and dorsal calcanneal spurs on the foot?

Calcium build up: The heel bone can have spurs or bone build up in many areas but most commonly to the back of the heel and to the bottom of the heel. The spur on the bottom of the heel is not normally the source of pain but the plantar facsii that is attached to it can be inflamed. The spur to the back of the heel can frequently be very painful with standing, walking, shoes or even light pressure. ...Read more

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Is prominence of the navicular tubercle at the medial aspect of the navicular bone suppose to be a painful?

Is prominence of the navicular tubercle at the medial aspect of the navicular bone suppose to be a painful?

It can be: The pain may also be of inflamation or degeneration of the posterior tibial tendon directly against the prominence.... ...Read more

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What are sesamoid bones in the right foot?

What are sesamoid bones in the right foot?

Bones below the big: The normal sesamoid bones are two bonus to that are below the first metatarsal head below the big toe joint and they are in both feet. There are other accessory bones that are called the sesamoid in different parts of the foot. One is behind the outside of your foot. ...Read more

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What is a microfracture of the cuboid and cuneiform bones of right foot?

What is a microfracture of the cuboid and cuneiform bones of right foot?

Micro fracture: Is tiny fractures of the bone and usually picked up on mri. Treatment would be immobilization and non weightbearing with rest. ...Read more

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What is involved in fusion sugery in the talus in the heel?

What is involved in fusion sugery in the talus in the heel?

Fusing stuff!: This procedure(or technically called triple arthrodesis) involves exactly what you posted; an operation that involves fusing the bones together to provide stability and repair to the damaged joint(foot). ...Read more

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Can ankle tendonitis cause tenderness over the metatarsal above the little toe? Does ankle tendon run over the metatarsals?

Can ankle tendonitis cause tenderness over the metatarsal above the little toe? Does ankle tendon run over the metatarsals?

Who Knows.: I am not sure if you are describing tendonitis and pain of the tendons passing over the ankle or tendonitis and pain of the tendon passing over the 5th metatarsal. There are other possibilities that can also cause pain in the area of the 5th metatarsal. Capsulitis, stress fracture and neuritis to name a few. The tendon in question is the extensor digitorum longus (EDL). To remove doubt, see a Doc. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a bone spur on the fifth metatarasal bone of the feet?

Is it possible to have a bone spur on the fifth metatarasal bone of the feet?

Spurs: Its possible to get "spurs" or osteophytes in multiple locations. A bone spur in the fifth metatarsal area would be rare but possible. ...Read more

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Can a cystic bone lesion in the ankle cause ankle pain?

Can a cystic bone lesion in the ankle  cause ankle pain?

Sure: Bone pain can be troublesome, and a cystic bone lesion can certainly cause it. Make sure you get the cystic bone lesion evaluated. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in the right foot in the joint where small toe connects to the foot. X-ray shows something sticking out of the bone side view only?

Sharp pain in the right foot in the joint where small toe connects to the foot. X-ray shows something sticking out of the bone side view only?

Tailors bunion: bone spur or tailors bunion deformity. The shoe rubs on the skin and the skin rubs on the spur causing the pain. As we age the bone or knuckle gets bigger. Wider shoes can help or surgery to remove the spur can help. See your local podiatrist ...Read more

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What are bone spurs on the outside edge of the foot?

Depends: There are a number of causes for bone spurs to develop on the outside of the foot. Among the two most common causes for spurs to occur are either along an arthritic joint or as a result if chronic pressure/irritation. A bunion ĂȘtre deformity is among the most common causes and the forefoot is widened in that area causing chronic irritation and spurring when rubbing against a shoe. Get checked. ...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