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It.Now there is an extra bone right beneath my ankle on the inside of my foot that sticks out and this is absent on my other foot. What could be causing it?

It.Now there is an extra bone right beneath my ankle on the inside of my foot that sticks out and this is absent on my other foot. What could be causing it?

Possibly...: From what you describe, the prominence is likely the navicular bone. If you feel from the ankle bone down to it, you'll likely feel a tendon. This is the posterior tibial tendon, which helps support the arch. Sometimes there is an "accessory" navicular present, which makes it even more prominent. If you are having pain, see a podiatrist. Otherwise, it is unlikely you need to be concerned. ...Read more

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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 an extra bone in my foot and it messed up tendons. He wants to send me to therapy but i don't think it would work. Should i get the surgery?

Try the therapy: Your doctor wants to be conservative first-good! surgery is invasive, requires healing time and is not a guarantee. Ask your doctor why he wants to try therapy first. He should be able to tell you expected outcomes and give you a rough timetable for improvement. If you don't improve, you can always do the more invasive surgery. ...Read more

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I have an extra bone in my left foot .I am flat feet. My foot hurts doing any kind of activity. Hurts just sitting still..

I have an extra bone in my left foot .I am flat feet. My foot hurts doing any kind of activity. Hurts  just sitting still..

Very common: Persons with an extra bone in their foot, very commonly are flat-footed. With chronic pain at this immediate area on the inside of your ankle, have the extra bone removed, but there is conservative care. If surgery is elected, address your flat feet as well. Go to hyprocure .Com and find local doctor. ...Read more

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I am growing an extra bone on the right foot near the sole of my foot that caused tendonitis in the top of my foot. What are treatment options?

I am growing an extra bone on the right foot near the sole of my foot that caused tendonitis in the top of my foot. What are treatment options?

See a podiatrist: It's not uncommon to have accessory bones form in the foot within a tendon, but if it is causing pain, have it examined properly. Based on your description, this may be a biomechanical issue which may have a conservative treatment options such as orthotics but it may require surgery to remove if it is impairing the normal movement. A podiatrist can examine you and give you treatment options. ...Read more

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I had my Kidner surgery done 2 weeks ago. My ankle bone is extremely sore and the top part of my foot is dark purple/black. Should I be concerned?

I had my Kidner surgery done 2 weeks ago. My ankle bone is extremely sore and the top part of my foot is dark purple/black. Should I be concerned?

Maybe: I assuming you had ankle surgery and now have pain and some skin changes. Altered blood can be blue/ black. But it is always a good idea to check with your surgeon. A call may be all you need to do. Seek their input. ...Read more

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Had full body bone scan had mottled white spots on hands wrists and feet legs black on my upper spine and a big black spot on the side of my face?

Need more info...: And i advise waiting for the official radiologist or nuclear physician report. What is seen on the technologist screen is not of the same quality as the physician interprets. Also, some physicians read them where lighter means more radioactivity, and others where black does, so your description cannot be accurately commented on. ...Read more

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I smashed my foot, did i break a bone?

Xray: You need an x-ray asap. If you have a broken bone, it is much easier to treat early on, otherwise it may heal in the wrong position which can cause other problems down the road. ...Read more

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Bone scans of human foot show what?

Fractures, infection: Nuclear bone scans of the foot are typically done to look for stress fractures or to evaluate for signs of bone infection. Metastatic lesions to bone can also frequently be shown on a bone scan, . ...Read more

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