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Bone Spur In Wrist
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
Pain and swelling: Associated with a bone spur, or a arthritic joint may feel better with conservative methods such as Pt, ot, nsiads, ice for overuse, warmth for stiffness, splints for excessive force causing pain etc, but of course no one of these methods will alter the bone or joint. Much of the "treatment: for joint arthritis, bone spurs etc is palliative and we treat symptoms "help" comes w symptom reduction ...Read more
I have a bone spur in my wrist that is starting to tingle and hurt and has done this for a few days, do I need to go to the doctor?
Not necessarily.: Whatever's going on could have been irritated by recent trauma or repetitive movements (like typing). If it were me, i'd just ice it, try some anti-inflammatories like Ibuprofen and see if it settles down. If there's any sign of worsening or infection (redness, increased pain or fever), make sure to see your doc then. ...Read more
R arm/shoulder/neck pain ×7yrs. Hand is cold, fingers swollen. Surgeries include : wrist tendon release/bone spur, wrist for torn ligaments & radial nerve release. Zero pain relief. Where to go now?
Pain specialist: Have a pain specialist evaluate you to determine if you meet criteria for complex regional pain syndrome. ...Read more
I have a bone spur in my wrist that hurts, and tingles, and I really want it removed. Will I be admitted to the hospital after surgery?
Not likely: Large bones are not uncommon, are not painful and are not at all serious. ...Read more
Tiny hard knot in the side of my wrist. Not protruding, not growing, hard as a brick and stuck to the bone. Doesn't move. Will a brace help? Bone spur?
No: No, a brace would be unlikely to help with what you are describing. It could very well be a bone spur. I would not hesitate to be seen and evaluated for an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more
Yes in jointfracture: Bone spurs usually arise in responses to wear and tear over time and is a hallmark of arthritis. Patients with fractures involving the articular surfaces are more prone to develop arthritis at an earlier age in those joints than in a non-injured joint. Bone spurs can also develop at tendon and ligament insertions into bones. See a hand surgeon. ...Read more
Can you tell me the best treatmens for painful bone spurs. I have 2 bone spurs on the upper knuckles on my l/r hand?
I have had a bone spur removed from the top of each hand and from the top of each foot. I'm 27. Any possible causes?
What can I do about pain from bone spurs in neck causes my right shoulder to hurt and tingling and nunmness in hand?
Bone spurs: See your neurologist or orthopedist for the best answer and treatment options. 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
Unclear: Numbness in hand from middle to pinky suggests ulnar nerve impingement. If bone spurs were related pattern would usually be different from this. However, a C8 root syndrome might produce this pattern. Try to draw a line around the area of numbness (including all parts that are numb - hand and arm). Show to doctor. EMG/NCV study could be helpful. ...Read more
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?
1 Dr said bone spur & 2nd Dr says that I have a ganglion cyst in my hand. Any tests to tell me what it is? Tired of pain, weakness and tingling.
Tingling neck to hand, electric shock, dropping things, my hand lets go of objects, Xray bone spurs in neck sending me to neurosurg. Correct next step?
Is it unusual to have multiple areas with bone spurs? I've got or had them in my hand, heel, elbow, hips, big toe... I'm just a bone grower :-d
Consult: I suggest you see a rheumatologist. You need to be tested to see if you have a systemic problem causing these spurs. ...Read more
Cervical sp stenosis complex bone spurs push on cord and nerve root compress numb face. Tingling hand Not stroke. Can css cause face numb like feeling?
Face: cranial nerves: See your physician. Cervical nerves cause pain down the arm but facial pain is related to cranial nerves ...Read more
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
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
Why does my right hand middle finger go numb with a bruise line on the underside? Could it be related to previous shoulder surgery (bone spur and inflammation removed)?
See below: 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
7wk postsurgery for torn rotator cuff, nerve impingement, bone spur ground off&labrum repaired. My thumb, hand, forearm are swollen. Have burning nerve pain. Hurts bad to move wrist wrong. In pt. Been icing and heating. How can I reduce swelling&pain?
If you don't have: Pain I would not be concerned, if you have pain you should have it evaluated and find out your treatment options. A xray is usually sufficient to analyze whether or not a spur is present. ...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