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Does a lump caused by a bone spur need to be removed?

Does a lump caused by a bone spur need to be removed?

Usually: A lump that is caused by an underlying bone spur should be removed if symptomatic. At the same time, the spur needs to be removed as well or a recurrence of the lump is likely. ...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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Can bone spurs on the C5/6 cause lump in throat sensation?

Can bone spurs on the C5/6 cause lump in throat sensation?

YES: Yes, osteophytes can impinge on the esophagus and cause a lump in the throat feeling with swallowing ...Read more

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Huge lump on rib cage bone spur?

Cartilage or bone: You should have this evaluated with x-ray and bone scan to help determine if an excisional biopsy is indicated. ...Read more

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Small bony lump after last rib on back? Feels like a little rib? No pain, no discomfort, nothing out of the ordinary. Bone spur maybe?

Small bony lump after last rib on back? Feels like a little rib? No pain, no discomfort, nothing out of the ordinary. Bone spur maybe?

Possibly: If hard and connected to your back likely a rib/floating rib. If concerned a face to face exam with your doctor will confirm other findings. Good luck and feel good. ...Read more

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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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Can a CT scan miss a lump in my neck it said that it was unremarkable but i feel a hard lump and it is causing nerve pain can is be a bone spur?

Can a CT scan miss a lump in my neck it said that it was unremarkable but i feel a hard lump and it is causing nerve pain can is be a bone spur?

Front or back?: Is the lump in front or in the back of the neck (cervical spine region)? Its assumed the back since you mentioned bone spur. In cases where a lump can be felt on exam, but not noted on imaging study, its best for your dr. To confirm it by looking at the images or by calling the radiologist. You may need contrast enhanced ct to see the lump. Mri can answer spur, nerve & lump all in one test. Best! ...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 have pain on the gum in the area where I had a molar removed a year ago. The dentist said I could have a bone spur can that be the cause of bad pain?

I have pain on the gum in the area where I had a molar removed a year ago. The dentist said I could have a bone spur can that be the cause of bad pain?

More info needed: Has the pain been continuous since your extraction a year ago, or were you fine after the extraction and the pain started recently? Not sure what your radiographs show, but if your dentist cannot determine the cause of your discomfort, it would be wise to visit an oral surgeon for a second opinion. ...Read more

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Been diagnosed with frozen shoulder but arm turns red when raised at shoulder height and bent towards head, what causes this. I had surgery on 7-14-11 for impingement, bone spurs and part of bursae sack removed also have a small tear that was not repaired

Been diagnosed with frozen shoulder but arm turns red when raised at shoulder height and bent towards head, what causes this. I had surgery on 7-14-11 for impingement, bone spurs and part of bursae sack removed also have a small tear that was not repaired

Hard to tell: Agree with dr. Wood in part regarding color change. Probably worth examining. Would want more details on the "small tear" that wasn't repaired. If full thickness i would advise repair especially with continued pain. Stiffness may be just inhibition from the pain. Seek out a shoulder specialist this go round. There is a difference in skill set amongst surgeons so be careful next go round. ...Read more

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Can running cause bone spurs?

Anything that : Involves unbalanced force at a joint can cause bone spurs. Spurs are a sign of joint dysfunction die to cartilage wear, ligament looseness or stiff adjacent joints. Hallux rigidisus in the great toe is a common affliction in the foot it's not necessarily the running but the way ones anatomy interacts and predisposes. ...Read more

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Can a bone deficiency cause bone spurs?

Can a bone deficiency cause bone spurs?

No: Generally, a bone deficiency or osteoporosis is not a a cause of bone spurs (AKA osteophytes) but age related degeneration (osteoarthritis and/or tendinosis) is. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have shock-like feelings after having bone spurs removed from wrist?

Is it normal to have shock-like feelings after having bone spurs removed from wrist?

Shocks : No- this is a sign of nerve irritation or injury. This needs to be looked at by surgeon who removed spur. ...Read more

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Can a large bone spur at T10-11 at the rib and transverse processes be surgically removed??

Can a large bone spur at T10-11 at the rib and transverse processes be surgically removed??

Sure- but..: ...is it necessary? Anything can be removed by surgery, but surgery should be done when there is a high chance it will help. Imagine if this was removed and there was no improvement? That would not help. What is the symptom that the bone spur is causing, in your view? ...Read more

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What cause heal spurs or bone spurs. I am Refuring to the type of spur that occurs on the back of the heal, not the bottom. What can I do to prevent?

What cause heal spurs or bone spurs. I am Refuring to the type of spur that occurs on the back of the heal, not the bottom. What can I do to prevent?

Many spurs are: traction related, so that as tendon pulls at the bone the spur develops. This can happen by the pull of the plantar fascia on the bottom or the achilles tendon in the back of the heel. In the back of the heel it can also be caused by pressure on the back of the heel, so that the counter of the shoe if it rubs a lot that can cause bone growth via Wolf's law….pressure on bone will cause bone to grow ...Read more

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What would cause multiple bone spurs in my feet/ankles?

What would cause multiple bone spurs in my feet/ankles?

Bone spurs: Bone spurs to the feet and ankles are most often caused from trauma or arthritis (wear and tear to the joints) or in the case of the calcaneous (heel bone) can be from Enthesopathy (pulling of soft tissue from bone). This can be cause from the tendon or ligament from being too tight and resulting in a chronic pulling off situation. See your podiatrist and he/she can help. ...Read more

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Had 2 bone spurs removed in rotator cuff 5 months ago still painful to the touch. Is that normal?

Had 2 bone spurs removed in rotator cuff 5 months ago still painful to the touch. Is that normal?

Yes: It is very common to be tender to the touch where the bone was removed. By 5 months you should be relatively pain free with overhead activity and arm motion. ...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


Excise (Definition)

To surgically remove an organ or body part or tissue. This is done with ...Read more