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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

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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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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What is the best treatment for bone spur in bottom of big toe?

What is the best treatment for bone spur in bottom of big toe?

Best??: If you can be comfortable with a change in shoes or a pad - good. If padding or shoe change does not work other conservative measures are not likely to work either. Surgery would then be your best course. ...Read more

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Pain at the base of my big toe when I bend it, I thought it was just dry skin but I fixed that and still pain. Do I have a bone spur or what?

Pain at the base of my big toe when I bend it, I thought it was just dry skin but I fixed that and still pain. Do I have a bone spur or what?

Perhaps you: Have pain as a result of having a funtional hallux limitus and so the mpj doesn't flex well and more pressure gets placed on the bottom portion of the toe. That's something i'd look at. ...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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Toe pain -- what is the difference between a bone spur or gout?

Toe pain -- what is the difference between a bone spur or gout?

Causation: A spur is part of degeneration. This may be due to genetics, aging, old trauma. The toe may hurt, but usually is not hot, red, or swollen. Gout is a problem with metabolism; urate levels in the body are up and crystals will form, causing intense inflammation. A toe with gout with be warm, swollen, red, very tender. Gout is usually much more painful. ...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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Can a car accident jamming your toe cause a ganglion cyst and bone spur?

Can a car accident jamming your toe cause a ganglion cyst and bone spur?

Ganglion cyst: The cause of ganglion cysts is not known. One theory suggests that trauma causes the tissue of the joint to break down forming small cysts, which then join into a larger, more obvious mass. The most likely theory involves a flaw in the joint capsule or tendon covering (sheath) that allows the joint tissue to bulge out. ...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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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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I have a bone spur right below my big toe on the side. Are bone spurs serious?

They could...: If you have an underlying medical condition such as diabetes, poor circulation, or autoimmune disorder. See a podiatrist if you have one of these conditions. Bone spurs can cause serious pain, so se what relief options you have available to you. ...Read more

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Supposing someone is to have a bone spur surgically removed from their toe. Is local anaesthetic painless enough?

Supposing someone is to have a bone spur surgically removed from their toe. Is local anaesthetic painless enough?

Local anesthesia: Can be used to remove a spur. If the patient is afraid or apprehensive conscious sedation by an anesthesiologist can be given. ...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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Are bone spurs at the base of big toe (bottom) related to turf toe? Feel like spur needs soft cushion, but turf toe calls for hard extension. Confused

Are bone spurs at the base of big toe (bottom) related to turf toe? Feel like spur needs soft cushion, but turf toe calls for hard extension. Confused

Turf toe is more of: A sprain of the ligaments around that joint. Spurring around the joint is something that develops gradually over time and reduce the available range of motion of the joint. At some point in time, spurs need to be removed surgically before more damage is done to the interior of the joint. Turf toe is an acute injury that takes time and protection to heal. ...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?

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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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?

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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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