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Doctor insights on: Can Your Bones Be Inflamed

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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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What are ways to teat an inflamed coccyx bone?

What are ways to teat an inflamed coccyx bone?

Several treatments: Coccyx pain is mainly treated with ice, antiinflammatories such as ibuprofen, and to take pressure off the coccyx by using a donut shaped cushion... These can be purchased from a drug store or medical supply store. Injections around the coccyx can also be done if the above do not work and surgery to remove the coccyx is an absolute last resort. ...Read more

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Dr said I have inflamed sternum the bone at bottom does that cause chest pain?

Dr said I have inflamed sternum the bone at bottom does that cause chest pain?

Sternal Inflammation: Sternal Inflammation, must have a cause.
Did you injured yourself, recently or in the past. What is the skin color, is the pain constant or intermittent?
Have you had imaging of the area? For how long tou had the pain?
Do you have low degree fever?
The best is to answer all these questions, and have an appointment to find out what is the problem ...Read more

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Oral surgery was 11 days ago, at extraction site there is some discomfort, I can see the tissue is inflamed in between the bone cavities. What do I do?

Oral surgery was 11 days ago, at extraction site there is some discomfort, I can see the tissue is inflamed in between the bone cavities. What do I do?

Revaluation: Please call the Dentist or specialist Oral Surgeon who did your surgery. That is the individual most familiar with your particular circumstances. Post surgical care is part of the treatment process, so please call for a reevaluation. After examination decision can be made as to whether healing is progressing normally or whether a revision is required. ...Read more

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I have a hard bone like lump about the size of a dime near the left occipital. Have eczema on my scalp and it has been inflamed recently. What is it?

I have a hard bone like lump about the size of a dime near the left occipital. Have eczema on my scalp and it has been inflamed recently. What is it?

It's a lymph node: Considering that you have eczema on your scalp, it is most likely a lymph node that got stimulated to enlarge. You can tell that it is not a bone by trying to move it under the skin. If it moves, it is not a bone. If your eczema is infected, the lymph node will stay enlarged, I would suggest that you have a doctor take a look. ...Read more

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Can a partially torn infraspinatus tendon, 2 bone spurs, and an inflamed subdeltoid bursa be causing my daily headaches?

Can a partially torn infraspinatus tendon, 2 bone spurs, and an inflamed subdeltoid bursa be causing my daily headaches?

Possibly: Pain in the shoulder area can cause a person to guard the area using the neck muscles as a backup. This tension in the neck can contribute to a person to experience more frequent tension headaches. ...Read more

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9 yo. W/rare/mild inflammatory bone dz. On meloxicam 2/3 of 7.5mg tab qd. Few yrs ago had kawasaki's dz. Are cardiac risks higher? Is it safe?

9 yo. W/rare/mild inflammatory bone dz. On meloxicam 2/3 of 7.5mg tab qd. Few yrs ago had kawasaki's dz. Are cardiac risks higher? Is it safe?

Safe as a rule: If kawasaki was more than a year and had no sequela, it will rare now.
Meloxican is generally safe for the heart. ...Read more

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Very painful bone spur on the side of my heel. Podiatrist had me do stretches, injection, taping, anti-inflammatory, nothing worked. Now what?

Very painful bone spur on the side of my heel. Podiatrist had me do stretches, injection, taping, anti-inflammatory, nothing worked. Now what?

Heel Spur: It sounds like you have received quite a bit of very appropriate treatment for your heel spur and I am sorry to hear that you're not better. Sometimes a series of ultrasound treatments may help reduce inflammation due to the heel spur. ...Read more

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I noticed at the back of my teeth the jaw bone-mandibular ramus is much thicker on one side than the other, could my bone be inflamed or is this ok?

I noticed at the back of my teeth the jaw bone-mandibular ramus is much thicker on one side than the other, could my bone be inflamed or is this ok?

Evaluation: While there is certainly a lot of individual variability and asymmetry with everyone's anatomy, there is always the possibility of pathology that may be affecting your perception of this. Schedule an exam with a dentist to start, express your concerns and get to the bottom of it! ...Read more

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Can patrially raised third molars become infected? There is no pain on gum, yet the bone under hurts and tonsils inflamed. Previous abscess. Not now.

Can patrially raised third molars become infected? There is no pain on gum, yet the bone under hurts and tonsils inflamed. Previous abscess. Not now.

Pericoronitis: Inflammation and infection around the crown of an unerupted tooth is called pericoronitis. Hydrogen peroxide can sometimes alleviate discomfort and mechanically debride the area and kill some of the bacteria causing the discomfort. Salt water can also help with the irritation. ...Read more

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I have rib bone pain. Very tender. My back feels heavy. I feel rather weak and tired. Around sternum is inflamed. Please help.?

I have rib bone pain. Very tender. My back feels heavy. I feel rather weak and tired. Around sternum is inflamed. Please help.?

Vague symptoms: Bone pain could have several causes. Most often caused by trauma. Medical problems causing bone pain are many including abnormalities in parathyroid hormone levels. You will need a more complete work up by your medical dr to determine the cause of your pain. ...Read more

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I have sharp lower abdome pain and sharp pain in bones. All tests are ok. Pap smear result shows inflammatory smears. What I have to do?

I have sharp lower abdome pain and sharp pain in bones. All tests are ok. Pap smear result shows inflammatory smears. What I have to do?

Need more info: I'm not sure what you mean by "all tests are ok". You should at the least have an ultrasound of your abdomen and pelvic areas and a through physical exam, your symptoms should not be ignored. ...Read more

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I have pain on my front tooth, slight pain in the jaw bone and inflamed right side of lip it has gotten progressively worse the last two days?

I have pain on my front tooth, slight pain in the jaw bone and inflamed right side of lip it has gotten progressively worse the last two days?

See dentist ASAP: You do not mention if you have a history of trauma to that area. See your dentist ASAP to rule out decay, periodontal disease and trauma related injury which might incluide swelling and inflammation. ...Read more

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The top of my foot is swollen, painful and inflamed. Difficult to walk barefoot. Swollen every evening. 3 weeks. Along middle toe bone.

The top of my foot is swollen, painful and inflamed. Difficult to walk barefoot. Swollen every evening. 3 weeks. Along middle toe bone.

Stop stressing it.: Swollen painful and inflamed are certainly signs that something is amiss. Swollen in the evening and along the third toe sounds like a possible stress fracture of the 3rd metatarsal. The possibility of an infection must be considered, however my money is on the fracture. Rest, elevation and ice will help but you need to have it thoroughly evaluated and a treatment plan started. ...Read more

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Chronic internal discomfort near/below pubic bone (possibly clitoral area?). Pelvic ultrasound normal and anti-inflammatory drugs didn't work

Chronic internal discomfort near/below pubic bone (possibly clitoral area?). Pelvic ultrasound normal and anti-inflammatory drugs didn't work

Pain: You might need to rule out interstitial cystitis, which is a common cause of pelvic pain in young women and often mistaken for GYN pain. Endomtriosis also a possibility and US wouldn't show anything for that. ...Read more

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My mom is 72, has pain in the right groin/upper leg, beryl walking and can't do stairs, for 3 weeks now, dr. Said bone inflamed, gave her water pills?

My mom is 72, has pain in the right groin/upper leg, beryl walking and can't do stairs, for 3 weeks now, dr. Said bone inflamed, gave her water pills?

Possible hip disease: The hip your mom experiences is in the area of the hip. It would be hip arthritis or bursitis or several other possibilities. Has the hip been xrayed? I would start with an orthopedist. ...Read more

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Why would dr order bone scan if my sternum is inflamed? Heart test are all good no heartburn or nothing no trouble eating or swallowing

Why would dr order bone scan if my sternum is inflamed? Heart test are all good no heartburn or nothing no trouble eating or swallowing

How inflamed R U...: The scan should show to a degree, the extent of the inflammation and uncover any other surrounding areas of increased metabolic activity. And then again, you can always ask him. ...Read more

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Pain on left pelvic bone, inflamed, small lump tender to touch, pain sometimes travels to belly button and inner left thigh? 18yo female

Pain on left pelvic bone, inflamed, small lump tender to touch, pain sometimes travels to belly button and inner left thigh? 18yo female

Be seen: I cannot determine from your question if it this could be an inflmamed lymph node or something else. Best thing is to be seen... ...Read more

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Hypertrophic changes of iliac bones, hip osteoarthritis bilaterally. What's a good non nsaid anti inflammatory to use for pain and inflammation?

Hypertrophic changes of iliac bones, hip osteoarthritis bilaterally. What's a good non nsaid anti inflammatory to use for pain and inflammation?

NSAID's: Any NSAID will work. When you are using it on a regular basis, you need to be sure that you have medical supervision. You should take it with food and report to your doctor if you have any abdominal symptoms or any others, for that matter. ...Read more

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Feet : knot of henry planta fisha metatarsalgia small bones around big toe and ball of foot very inflamed & grating will fracture unless rested op?

Hamster - you keep: Asking the same questions and your age keeps changing. Are you unhappy with the advice you were given? ...Read more

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I have low back pain its hard to move my legs could it be my nerves or bone my doc said I have L4 inflammatory he gave me ibuprofen I still feel pain?

I have low back pain its hard to move my legs could it be my nerves or bone my doc said I have L4 inflammatory he gave me ibuprofen I still feel pain?

Spine Injury: This chronic pain in the distribution as you suggested is the result of an irritated nerve or facet joints or other injury typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease, etc requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist. ...Read more

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I currently have some kind of outer ear infection. All my jaw and my ear bones are very painful. Also inflamated ear canal. I took ibuprohene but not helpful. Was wondering if 1mg dilaudid for pain and cyprofloxacin or corticosteroid drop would help?

I currently have some kind of outer ear infection. All my jaw and my ear bones are very painful. Also inflamated ear canal. I took ibuprohene but not helpful. Was wondering if 1mg dilaudid for pain and cyprofloxacin or corticosteroid drop would help?

Hard to say: It is clear you have made some assumptions about what is going on. Without a proper exam, it is hard to consider using a prescription at all, much less a controlled drug that might hide important symptoms. Drops only work in some ear conditions, not most. It is time to go to urgent care and have someone find out what is going on. ...Read more

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What is the function of lacunae in bone?

What is the function of lacunae in bone?

Blood vessels: It is used for blood vessels for nutrient and gas exchange. It is also for bone marrow to interface with the blood vessels. ...Read more

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What are the causes of blastic and lytic lesions on bone?

What are the causes of blastic and lytic lesions on bone?

Bone mets: Some bone mets stimulate an abnormal bone formation response. Osteoblasts are the cells that form bone. If this response predominates, the met looks dense (sclerotic) relative to adjacent bone, and are called osteoblastic. If instead the mets cause a bone destructive response, they are called osteolytic. Some cancers can cause both lytic or blastic lesions. ...Read more

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I have pain in both my shoulders and the bone of my tiptoe?

Heads, shoulders...: Although there are some conditions that can cause pain in widespread joints, it is possible that your toe pain has nothing to do with your shoulder pain. See your primary care physician- a complete history and physical will help get to the bottom of this. ...Read more

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What's a bone spur?

What's 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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Sesmoid bone injury?

Arthritis or fractur: Sesamoiditis is painful inflammation of the sesamoid apparatus, which is located in the forefoot
most patients will describe a deep achy and sharp pain in the ball of the foot behind the big toe with every step taken. It will be difficult to perform many weight bearing activities. Most patients do not have pain when at rest.
Could be treated by consevatie means.
Or surgical means. ...Read more