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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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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?

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?

Probably arthritis: Probably osteoarthritis from wear and tear. Without hearing medical history or examining you tough to give a answer. Please ask surgeon who did it for answer. ...Read more

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I got a shot in my pinky toe on thursday to relieve pain in my toe because the nerve is getting pinched in between bones. It hurts worse and swollen?

I got a shot in my pinky toe on thursday to relieve pain in my toe because the nerve is getting pinched in between bones. It hurts worse and swollen?

Adverse effect.: Sounds like you have morton's neuroma and they likely injected steroids. Increasing pain and swelling is not part of the plan following injection although it may occur. If there is redness (or streaking) and warmth it suggests infection and you should have it looked at. ...Read more

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I got my knuckle bone taken out of my pinky toe on jan 31. I got my stitches taken out monday. My toe is in more pain than ever! Why is this?

I got my knuckle bone taken out of my pinky toe on jan 31. I got my stitches taken out monday. My toe is in more pain than ever! Why is this?

I got my: Is the toe red and swollen? Do you have a bandage on it that is too tight? Call you surgeon now and insist on appt. Asap to check the toe to r/o infection, you will need snyibiotics. In rare instances people after foot surgery develop a condition called complex regional pain syndrome with severe pain, hot/cold/ clammy skin that has to be diagnosed and treated quickly. Feel better. ...Read more

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I got the bone removed out of my pinky toe on thursday. I still have stitches but it doesn't hurt bad today. Can I go and play bingo for five hours?

Usually wait: You just had surgery. You need to keep the foot out of the public due to murphy's law. Besides keeping your foot down for 5 hours could cause swelling and pain and delay healing. Please call your doctor and get his opinion before doing anything not on your home going instructions sheet. ...Read more

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My pinky toe, bone under pinky toe and side of foot by pinky toe has been numb for 2 months. What could be causing this?

My pinky toe, bone under pinky toe and side of foot by pinky toe has been numb for 2 months. What could be causing this?

May or may not heal.: The area you are having numbness in seems to be totally delineated by the 1st sacral dermatome. The dysfunctional nerves could be in the back's sacral area, the peroneal nerve in the knee area, the lateral plantar and/or the sural nerves in the foot. Something has disrupted the nerve impulse along this route and the result is numbness. To remove all doubt, a neurologist needs to be consulted. ...Read more

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If I'm getting the knuckle bone taken out of my pinky toe will I have to wear a special shoe or boot?

If I'm getting the knuckle bone taken out of my pinky toe will I have to wear a special shoe or boot?

Yes, for short time: You will need a post-op shoe or boot for part of your recovery. Ultimately you will be able to wear your normal shoes. ...Read more

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My horse stomped on the outside of my foot today. I was wearing boots. The bone that stretches to the pinky toe is killing me. Is it broken?

Hi Ho Silver: More than likely, Yes. But to be absolutely sure, an x-ray would be in order. Those dar n 5th metatarsals like to break easily and often. ...Read more

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Tomorrow I am having my knuckle bone removed out of my pinky toe. Will I be given a special boot or shoe? I just want to know what I have to look for.

Tomorrow I am having my knuckle bone removed out of my pinky toe. Will I be given a special boot or shoe? I just want to know what I have to look for.

Probably yes: Typically, after the "knuckle", what doctors call the head of the phalanx, is removed, the toe is dressed with a gauze dressing and a post-op shoe is dispensed. Depending on the surgery and the surgeon, a patient will be in the post-op shoe for up to 4 weeks. ...Read more

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Injured pinky toe 2 weeks ago now there's a small hard lump at end of metatarsal bone near or on top of cuboid bone. What could it be?

Injured pinky toe 2 weeks ago now there's a small hard lump at end of metatarsal bone near or on top of cuboid bone. What could it be?

A couple things: Normally the styloid process at the base of the fifth metatatarsal is prominent, perhaps you just realized how prominent it is with all the attention to that side of the foot. Could have injured the metatarsal at the same time or could be one of the peroneal tendons inflamed. An xray would be of great benefit. ...Read more

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Numbness on right pinky toe and side of foot up until ankle bone. No pain at all or other discomfort. Been this way for 2 days. What do I do?

Numbness on right pinky toe and side of foot up until ankle bone. No pain at all or other discomfort. Been this way for 2 days. What do I do?

Nerve irritation.: The area you are describing seems to be describing a specific nerve route. The problem might involve irritation of a nerve in the foot. Less possibly, would involve irritation of a nerve exiting the spine in the back area. With no history of injury, look at your shoes and see if there is a possibility of the one being too tight. To remove all doubt, have the problem evaluated by a specialist. ...Read more

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I had my knuckle bone removed yesterday out of my pinky toe. I have 4 stitches can I walk on it today even tho it's really sore? I have it wrapped

I had my knuckle bone removed yesterday out of my pinky toe. I have 4 stitches can I walk on it today even tho it's really sore? I have it wrapped

Do not bend it.: You can usually walk on it with a rigid surgical shoe. Do try to rest and elevate it as much as possible to minimize the pain and swelling. Consult with your surgeon and get their advice. ...Read more

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I injured my pinky toe 2 weeks ago. I assume I broke it. Now I have a hard lump on the side of my foot near the end of the metatarsal bone (closer to?

I injured my pinky toe 2 weeks ago. I assume I broke it. Now I have a hard lump on the side of my foot near the end of the metatarsal bone (closer to?

Healing bone?: A hard lump developing near a fracture area, especially the toe, can be associated with the solidification of the fragments of the fracture. To remove all doubt, have your foot examined. ...Read more

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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


Toes (Definition)

Toes are the digits at the ends of the feet, most people have 10 and they normally ...Read more