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Can You Surgically Remove Knots On Fingers Caused From Osteoarthritis
Arthritic joints: Arthritis in some form is a common cause. The bumps on the distal joints near the nails are called hebreden's nodes and the ones near the pip or middle joints, bouchard's nodes. The bumps cannot generally be removed , they are part of the joint or small bone spurs and removal is ineffective and should nver be done for cosmesis alone or with the notion that it will alter the arthritic process ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
This common degenerative condition impacts the joints, where normal wear and tear on them gets to a point where they can no longer keep up with the pace of generating fresh cartilage. As a result, the joint space thins, the bone becomes exposed and painful, and bone spurs ...Read more
Can tension knots be on both sides of neck? & how can you tell the difference between tension knots and knots caused by infection or something serious
'knots in the neck': Tension can produce indurated sore areas in the neck area. Less commonly in adults, 'knots' from an enlarged lymph node can occur. These may or may not be tender so it may be required to look at the big picture by your doctor to solve the puzzle. Their is no simple way to tell without me examining your neck. ...Read more
NSAIDS: Provided you are not allergic to Aspirin or Aspirin like drugs otc anti-inflammatories are probably your best best( ibuprofen, naproxen, etc). Some people swear by the "natural" remedies (glucosamine chondroitin, sharks cartilage etc) though there are no controlled scientific trials to substantiate their efficacy. Check with your pcp. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had a bone spur removed from my l5/s1 due to nerve compression. How likely are they to grow back?
Somewhat likely.: By bone spur, i assume you are referring to osteophytes caused by arthritis to the facet joints of the back. Facet degeneration is a continous process, and over time, will cause increasing bone spurs. Most of the time, we can accommodate these bone spurs, without surgery. In some instances, the bone spurs will cause enough nerve compression, causing severe pain, weakness and numbness. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have small stone like calluses on the balls of my feet to the right/left sides. They cause a lot of pain. Can they be removed surgically?
Yes: It could be removed surgically although it can recur because it is caused from constant pressure on the dependent spots. After getting surgical removal, consistent use of wart cream ( urea 20% for example) could help softening the calluses and decrease the speed of recurrence. Good luck ! ...Read more
How can I tell the difference between numb patches on my feet caused by shoe/use compression or by more ominous causes?
Probably not shoes: A numb patch by a shoe is going to be either a callus, a wart (both easy enough to see), or go way quickly after the shoes are removed. Sometimes nerves can be damaged more seriously by long term compression, but i would never assume that is the case without a doctor knowing the whole story and saying that was it. The later would be rare. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can ear lobes be stretched by pulling on them? I know heavy earrings can stretch the lobes but can manual pulling stretch them?
If constant: Constant pulling would act as a weight, and would eventually stretch the lobe..So do not pull the lobes. ...Read more
How often is scar tissue removed from the knee? I have a hard time to bear weight on the leg because of pain can scar tissue mimic a displacement?
Time for MRI: Repeated injury will not necessarily help but when performed for the proper indications in a individual with functional impairment, scar tissue removal followed by a supervised course of physical therapy can help. It's probably best at this poi t for you to obtain an MRI from an orthopedic surgeon specializing in knee disorders. ...Read more
Different tape.: You probably have a skin sensitivity to the adhesive on the tape. You could try hypo-allergenic tape, that you can get at any pharmacy. ...Read more
Besides massage, how can I get rid of scar tissue where they made the arthroscopic incisions on my ankle four months ago?
Any cream or supplement?
I have 2 painful fibroid formations conjoined on the plantar of my left foot. How can I get rid of them permanently without invasive surgery?
Is this: discoloration that was due to razor bumps? If yes - A steroid cream might be applied to decrease inflammation. Exfoliation may be recommended to remove dead skin cells with retinoids.Insure you use fresh, sharp blades vice dull blades. If hair is > several mm long – then trim before shaving. Wash area before shaving – warm water helps to soften hair. Use a lubricant when shaving. Avoid using ...Read more
Have intercostal tarlov cysts (they think) on the left t6-7 and right t7-8. Could these cysts be causing the tight band around chest area by compressing nerves?
Perhaps but,: Tarlov Cysts are uncommon (unless one has disorders like Ehlers-Danlos syndrome) and present the vast majority of the time in the lumbosacral spine. Older series suggest these need to get relatively large in order to cause symptoms, although that report was a small series. Suggest you speak to the physician who ordered your imaging regarding the potential of these to be causing your symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
Can a doctor of osteopathy/omt help me w/alignment & muscle spasms & pinch nerve? Can they fix my sacrum from slipping out of place? Been n pain 1year
What are chances Mucocle caused by blocked/ruptured salivary gland once removed surgically will cause unevenness, leave scar, and permanent numbness?
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