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Foods That Help Bone Growth
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
Ans: What did you do? If fx the bone will calcify. If bad contusion will also calcify causing a raised area. In the affected bone. See your doctor for diagnosis ...Read more
Heel spur: Also known as a Calaneal Exostosis, it is an outgrowth of bone on the heels, typically found either plantarly (on the bottom) or posteriorly (at the back) of the heel. It usually grows in response to stress on the bone by a tendon and subsequent inflammation; typically the plantar fascia (on the bottom) or the Achilles tendon (at the back) ...Read more
Eval: A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more
Cyst: Inward growths in the skin will cause a cyst to form. They will usually slowly collect skin debris and increase in size. Definitive cure is removal. Cysts can occur in the skin anywhere on the body. Hope this helps! ...Read more
What counts as calcium overdose and what happens if you take too much? I heard it messes up bone growth
Let me explain: Nausea and vomiting, muscle weakness, and excessive drowsiness are some of the possible symptoms that may occur with an overdose of calcium. Symptoms of an overdose may occur if your dosage exceeds the tolerable upper intake level" (ul), which is 2500 mg (2.5 grams) daily. If you happen to take too much calcium, be sure to seek medical attention right away. ...Read more
Read where studies showed tens unit actually helped stimulate non union bone growth. Can this help with a pars fract? 7 months since injury
What rare events can cause bones to never fuse? Do U keep growing or eventually stop @ a certain age? Can growth stop & start again 10-15 yrs later?
Read that only limited growth in height can occur after ones's bones are closed. Is that minimal growth potential or can it be as much as 2-3 inches?
Adult height: Linear growth is effectively ended after the growth plates fuse. 2-3 inches of growth after this event would be unusual and alarming. ...Read more
After about how many years of no noticeable growth or height change can you pretty much assume growth in height has stopped and bones have all fused?
Exostosis?: It's difficult to say without seeing an image of this bone growth. My best guess is that this could be referring to a benign, mushroom like growth from the side of the bone called an osteochondroma, aka exostosis. Another possibility is a "bone growth" within the soft tissues called myositis ossificans, which can result from prior trauma to that location. ...Read more