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Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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Enlarged Bones (Overview)

Hypertrophy is one of the medical terms to describe an enlarged bone, which can have a number of potential causes.


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Do enlarged bones have any noticeable physical or psychological effects?

Do enlarged bones have any noticeable physical or psychological effects?

Not really: At age 41 there are no bones that enlarge except as a result of calcification and which is not noticeable to a naked eye. ...Read more

Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
2 doctors shared insights

Enlarged Bones (Overview)

Hypertrophy is one of the medical terms to describe an enlarged bone, which can have a number of potential causes.


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Want to get rid of these bone spurs? Options?

Want to get rid of these bone spurs? Options?

Excision: Typically, the only way to remove a bone spur would be with surgery. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Enlarged bones?

What is the definition or description of: Enlarged bones?

Hypertrophy : Hypertrophy is one of the medical terms to describe an enlarged bone, which can have a number of potential causes. ...Read more

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Do enlarged bones have any noticeable physical or psychological effects?

Not really: At age 41 there are no bones that enlarge except as a result of calcification and which is not noticeable to a naked eye. ...Read more

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Managing Bone Spurs (Checklist)

Wear comfortable shoes
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Use heel cushions
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Ask your podiatrist if you'd benefit from prescription orthotics
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Ask your podiatrist about steroid injections
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What is the enlarged bone under collar bone?

What is the enlarged bone under collar bone?

Coracoid: You may be feeling a bony hook on the front of the scapula (shoulder blade bone) that is known as the coracoid. ...Read more

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I have an enlarged bone under collar bone, what do I do?

I have an enlarged bone under collar bone, what do I do?

Acromial impingement: That may be a spur underneath the collar bone. It can sometimes cause shoulder pain. I would work on rolling your shoulders back and improving your posture. That should increase the space under your collar bone so your rotator cuff doesn't get caught underneath. Cortisone injection may also help. Good luck. ...Read more

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Recovering from a Broken Bone (Checklist)

Exercise and stretch to improve range of motion, strength, endurance
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Avoid repeat injury or irritating soft tissues before they are ready
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Follow up with your doctor as scheduled. Don't miss appointments.
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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