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Bone Spur On Skull
I have two small bone spurs located on my skull that are, more than likely, the result of lots of head trauma over the years. Is this normal?
Possible: Repetitive trauma to the bone may cause bony contusions to form. ...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 think I have a bone spur on the back of my skull, left side more towards the bottom... It hurts to the touch. Is this possible?
It's possible: Ay bone can technically have a spur or exostosis or prominence. If you have pain it should be checked out. ...Read more
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
I've been hesitant to answer your question because it's simply too vague. Please repost your question, but indicate where these spurs are. Do they hurt, and if so, is it dependent on walking, shoes, weather, etc.? How long have you been in pain or had these spurs? Have you done anything to try to help your pain, and if so, what? And finally, how is the general state of your health, what is your age, gender and weight?
I know I'm asking you far more questions than you asked, but it's impossible to give you a meaningful answer, which I would honestly like to do, without knowing more details. The greater the detail, the more meaningful the answer.
Thanks! ...Read more
No: The main reason to remove a bone spur from the hip would be if it was causing pain or a limp and if you have failed non operative management options. If this is not the case, it does not necessarily have to be removed. ...Read more
Read on: Bone spurs are the end result of calcification of the tendon inserting onto the bone over time the bone 'grows' along the plane of the tendon. Therefore, once it is formed it can't be cured by exercises. However, exercise can help to maintain range of motion in the local area of the body. ...Read more
Different: A bone spur is an area of bone growth where a muscle, tendon, or ligament inserts. This attachment is called an enthesis. A bone cyst is a cyst within the substance of the bone and, as such, contains fluid. ...Read more
Usually: A lump that is caused by an underlying bone spur should be removed if symptomatic. At the same time, the spur needs to be removed as well or a recurrence of the lump is likely. ...Read more
Probably not: These typically do not go away on their own. If your concerned, see an orthopedist specializing in hip surgery for a consultation. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Yes: But if the spur come from damaged joint the joint have to be fused otherwise the spur may come back again. ...Read more
Big difference: Bone spurs occur at the margins of the joint while osteoarthritis is a degeneration of the cartilage surfaces in the joint. Bone spurs are normally harbingers of osteoarthrits although it is possible to have oa without bone spur formation. It is unclear exactly why bone spurs form around arthritic joints. It is uncommon to develop bone spurs around non arthritic joints. ...Read more
Depends: If outside the joint shouldn't be more than a few weeks. ...Read more