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Will a bone spur on the tailbone always be visible on an Xray, or can they be missed?

Will a bone spur on the tailbone always be visible on an Xray, or can they be missed?

Tail bone : Depends how big it is and the experience of the Doctor looking at those X-rays, some times one gets an entirely different interpretation from the treating Doctor from that from the radiologist. If there is any ?'ask for it to be read again . ...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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How to deal with tailbone bone spur pain?

How to deal with tailbone bone spur pain?

Coccydynia: Tail bone pain (coccydynia) can be quite painful and definitely interrupt your life. Sitting, having a bowel movement, sex for women may all be effected.
There is not much treatment for this condition. It usually resolves on its own but may take months.
Sitting on a pillow or cushion, avoiding constipation can mitigate symptoms.
There is a surgery ( removal of coccyx) but almost never needed. ...Read more

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Whats a bone spur?

Whats a bone spur?

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. They are important to note since they can be near nerves, etc. And may have to be removed. ...Read more

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What are bone spurs?

What are bone spurs?

Bone spurs : Build up of bone around joints from trauma or abnormal wear and tear. Spurs around the heel are cause from ligaments and tendons pulling on the bone. Spurs are generally not treated unless they are causing pain. The only way to get rid of a spur is to physically remove it(surgery). Nsaid's and steroids may be helpful for general joint pain. ...Read more

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How are bone spurs treated?

How are bone spurs treated?

Few options...: If bone spurs do not cause pain or mechanical issues for a patient then they can stay right where they are with no treatment. If painful, physical thearpy/ stretching of the structures surronding the spur, or ani-inflammatories may be helpful in relieving symptoms, but the only way to get rid of a spur is surgical excision. ...Read more

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Can running cause bone spurs?

Can running cause bone spurs?

Anything that : Involves unbalanced force at a joint can cause bone spurs. Spurs are a sign of joint dysfunction die to cartilage wear, ligament looseness or stiff adjacent joints. Hallux rigidisus in the great toe is a common affliction in the foot it's not necessarily the running but the way ones anatomy interacts and predisposes. ...Read more

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Is itching a symptom of bone spur?

Is itching a symptom of bone spur?

No: Are you itching all over or is localized in an area . Itching might
Be due to allergy to the medication you took .was there a rash ? Itching can also be due to certain diseases. If it persist,see your PCP ...Read more

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Can bone spurs return after surgery?

Possibly: Depending on where your spurs were removed from will help with the answer to this question. In general, bone spurs will no return. But, in some cases over many years there might be a recurrence of bone in the same location. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can a bone spur go away without surgery?

No: Generally the symptoms get better however.Usually doesn't need surgery. ...Read more

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What are neck bone spurs and can they heal?

What are neck bone spurs and can they heal?

Removed: They can be removed but not healed part of neck degeneration no foutain of youth still. ...Read more

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Without surgery, how are bone spurs treated?

Depend on cause: If due to excessive tension on tendon or ligament inserting into bone, this must be eliminated. Stop excessive pressure on particular bone involved. ...Read more

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Im a tennis player w/bone spurs please help?

Im a tennis player w/bone spurs please help?

More info needed: To receive an answer that will be more helpful, you need to give more information...Your health status, any problems such as gout, diabetes or blood pressure concerns. You should state how long it has been a problem and what you do to make it feel better. Also tells us what it looks like. Is it discolored, swollen or point tender. The more you tell the better the answer. ...Read more

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What is the bone spur surgery recovery time.?

What is the bone spur surgery recovery time.?

It depends where in : The body the spur is that is being removed. ...Read more

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Can a person get bone spurs up in their ankles?

Yes: It is not uncommon to have spur formation in the ankle. ...Read more

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Why do some bone spurs return after surgery to remove them?

No short ans. : Bone spurs occur as a result of progressive remodeling, usually in response to increased physiologic stress on the bone as a result of cartilage loss (arthritis). Removing them does not change the physiology of the arthritic joint, thus they tend to recur. ...Read more

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How do the pains of planters fascitis and bone spurs differ?

How do the pains of planters fascitis and bone spurs differ?

No difference: Most of planter fasciitis pain comes from the bone spur we have there. ...Read more

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How do you know the differance between a bone spur and a callous?

How do you know the differance between a bone spur and a callous?

Location: A bone spur is usually located at an area of soft tissue insertion onto the bone. A bone callus may develop at a site of bone fracture as it is healing. Skin callus can develop on the skin at areas of bony prominences due to pressure and friction. ...Read more

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My shoulder is grinding and clickingi was told its bone spurs. Always in pain . What should I do?

My shoulder is grinding and clickingi was told its bone spurs. Always in pain . What should I do?

Ortho: See an orthopedic doctor. You will need an MRI and possibly further intervention. But you could also use a heating pad and try anti-inflammatory medications as well to see if it helps. Also stretching exercises easily found on the internet could help. Just look specifically for a physical therapy website for the stretching exercises. ...Read more

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Had 2 bone spurs removed in rotator cuff 5 months ago still painful to the touch. Is that normal?

Had 2 bone spurs removed in rotator cuff 5 months ago still painful to the touch. Is that normal?

Yes: It is very common to be tender to the touch where the bone was removed. By 5 months you should be relatively pain free with overhead activity and arm motion. ...Read more

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I have bone spurs in my lower back an d what can I do to manaage the pain. What is considered low impact exerise to help ?

I have bone spurs in my lower back an d what can I do to manaage the pain.  What is considered low impact exerise to help ?

LBP: Consider weight control, postural changes, gentle stretching exercises, omega, etc. Low impact includes swim, walk, and bike. ...Read more

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Bone cysts versus bone spurs?

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

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Is it possible to have bone spurs in your tail bone?

Is it possible to have bone spurs in your tail bone?

Yes: bone spurs can happen anywhere in the body. Often they show up on xrays, but aren't the real cause of pain. ...Read more

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What is a bone spur?

Bone spur: A bone spur or "osteophyte" is a reaction of the bone to grow in response to an abnormal mechanical stress. Most of the time this is seen around joints and are one of the responses to osteoarthritis. ...Read more

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Why do we get bone spurs?

Increase surface : Bone spurs at the origin or insertion of a tendon come from irritation and constant traction
around a joint, spurs occur from your body trying to increase the surface area of the joint. ...Read more

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What exactly is a bone spur?

What exactly is a bone spur?

A bone prominence: Bone spurs can occur anywhere and when not associated with arthritis are usually painless. Sometimes they can cause irritation of a tendon or ligame leading to pain. ...Read more

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How often are bone spurs painful?

Yes: Bone spurs: there are two types, those that occur with an arthritic joint and those that occur where a tendon or fascia attaches. Both can be very painful not necessarily because the spur itself hurts but because what i may b pressing against. Spurs that hit a nerve can be especially painful. In a joint, spurs may irritate the capsule or synovium which is rather sensative. ...Read more

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What are some signs of bone spurs?

What are some signs of bone spurs?

Visible prominences.: Bone spurs around a joint may show a visible bump and have less motion. A heel spur us only visible on an x-ray but really isn't very important. ...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


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Coccyx (Definition)

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