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My doctor said I have vertigo and that a lump on my head is just a bone spur, but could they be related?

My doctor said I have vertigo and that a lump on my head is just a bone spur, but could they be related?

Not likely: It is very unlikely that they are related. If the bone growth is near the ear or enlarging, i would be more 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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My recent knee xray showed mild bone spurs yet doc said everything is normal. How do docs make the criteria of normal?

My recent knee xray showed mild bone spurs yet doc said everything is normal. How do docs make the criteria of normal?

Spurs are normal: Over time your knee adds bone as a bitressing agent in areas where there is added stress. They are usually not symptomatic. If they hurt or are point tender then they are not normal spurs. They could be fractured or bruised or a ligament nearby could be torn. You could have a meniscus tear which cannot be seen on xray. Ask your ortho surgeon. ...Read more

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What can the doctor do about bone spurs in a person's hips?

What can the doctor do about bone spurs in a person's hips?

Depends: If the spurs are associated with advanced arthritis, a hip replacement may be necessary. If the joint is otherwise in good condition, treatment may consist of arthroscopic or open removal of the spurs. ...Read more

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I have a bone spur in my wrist that is starting to tingle and hurt and has done this for a few days, do I need to go to the doctor?

I have a bone spur in my wrist that is starting to tingle and hurt and has done this for a few days, do I need to go to the doctor?

Not necessarily.: Whatever's going on could have been irritated by recent trauma or repetitive movements (like typing). If it were me, i'd just ice it, try some anti-inflammatories like Ibuprofen and see if it settles down. If there's any sign of worsening or infection (redness, increased pain or fever), make sure to see your doc then. ...Read more

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Torn labrum in hip. Bone spurs and arthertis. Doc says they need to dislocate hip. Is that necessary ? Recovery time ?

Torn labrum in hip. Bone spurs and arthertis. Doc says they need to dislocate hip. Is that necessary ? Recovery time ?

Confusion: It sound you may want to better clarify exactly what your orthopedic surgeon was referring to. That way we can better guide you through any remaining questions that may exist. Good luck. ...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


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Spinning Sensation (Definition)

Vertigo is a clinical finding where one is standing still but feels like the room is in motion, spinning around him. Vertigo is a type of dizziness. ...Read more