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Inflammation Of The Heel Bone
Should I get CT scan for bump on 4th bone of foot that caused pain & swelling? Had mri- inflammation. Cause of that? My doc-yes, insurance-no.
Hard to say: It's hard to say. A foot xray may be able to show presence of fracture or bone formation around the nodule. Not sure if a foot ct would add additional information without knowing the exact findings on mri. Swelling and pain can be from arthritis, infection or trauma. A tumor is possible but less common. ...Read more
Inflammation is the body's attempt at self-protection; the aim being to remove harmful stimuli, including damaged cells, irritants, or pathogens - and begin the healing process. Inflammation is part of the complex biological response of vascular tissues to harmful stimuli, such as pathogens, ...Read more
Inflammation of the left Achilles' tendon, fractured sesamoid bone right foot, which 1 more urgent to fix both very painful?
Both: Both can be treated with immobilization and anti inflammatory medication. I CAM walker type boot is sufficient ...Read more
What are possible causes, other than fracture, of inflammation, shown by X-ray and MRI on 4th foot bone?
I have had an inflammation of my ligaments of my hamstrings attaching to my sit bones for over 2 1/2 years now, but I have yet to find a cure. Help?!
I have a thick nose below the bone. When I squeeze it, I can feel the cartilage buried deep beneath what seems like fat or inflammation.?
Bone right above butt gap is painful to the touch. Feel a tension there when I stand. What bone is that? Why is there inflammation there? No injury.
A surgeon told me my bones in my back r crumbling he does not know why, my ddimer test is critical due to inflammation I'm 55 female, why?
It is possible: High heeled shoes put the foot in awkward functioning position. This can put abnormal stress on the foot that can lead to a variety of foot problems. High heels can certainly aggravate foot problems such as: bunions, hammertoes, neuromas and tailor's bunions. Good shoes with good support are best for high stress activities. Dr l. ...Read more
Some doubt of gout.: Although gout is certainly one of the possibilities that could cause your swollen, red heel, it wouldn't be my first guess. A focused history and physical exam along with a blood test and x-ray would certainly narrow the possibilities. To remove all doubt, help yourself to the expertise of a specialist. ...Read more
I tripped, with the tip of my toe a week ago. Inflammation is gone, but I have been limping. I think the bone is ok. Could I have crushed the joint?
Podiatrist: You would need to evaluation to include x-rays to determine if the joint has been damaged and the extent of injury. Consider seeing your physician or podiatrist. ...Read more
At your young age, there are too many possibilities.
Musculoskeletal sources such as back strain, disk protrusions are possible.
But, with the tiredness, and inflammation, I have concerns about a possible rheumatologic origin.
I suggest you see a general physician to initiate a broad workup. ...Read more
Not inflammation: Vitamin d deficiency can cause pain in the bones, and elevated levels of bone enzymes such as alkaline phosphatase. Biopsies are not usually required for vitamin d problems, but when they are done, show osteomalacia (abnormal appearing bone), but usually do not show inflammation (presence of lymphocytes and other immune cells). ...Read more
All my bones/muscles are paining. At a time only one part pains. The pain keeps on shifting. High uric acid 7.1. No inflammation. What's the reason?
I have extreme bone pain along with muscle inflammation and extreme fatigue? Sharp pain please help any suggestions would be great!
Hi all! Do tailor bunions progressively get worse? I am talking about the bone deformity, not swelling or inflammation.
Tailor's bunion: There is a progression to the deformity usually. See your podiatrist for x rays and a discussion ...Read more
Inflammation + lumpy feeling above left breast but below collar bone +going toward armpit. Short of breath from pressure. When I have had morphine 4 migraines I can breath better. Any ideas? Plz help!
Experiencing bruise-like pain on the bottom of my heel for past 3 days upon weight bearing. No swelling, bruising, inflammation, etc.
Plantar pain: This sounds like it may be plantar fasciitis. This pain is worse in morning, and feels like bruising. Avoid excessive weight bearing activities like running or walking for long periods for a bit, try taking anti-inflammatory and stretch the "under" part of your foot by flexing toes and you can roll the foot over a tennis ball for relief too. ...Read more
Can degenerative disc disease and bone spurs with chronic pain and inflammation cause hardening of the posterior cervical lymph nodes?
No: Unrelated, look for another reason, confer with your doctor, best wishes ...Read more
Can adult Hirschsprungs that's causing constipation from splexic flexure on down cause pain near spleen and pelvic bone swelling from inflammation?
Can cause pain:
Yes it can cause pain in abdomen but will not cause pelvic bone swelling.
Just inquisitive why you are asking this question. If you have adult Hirchsprung Disease you should be under care of a physician. Although thickening and massive dilatation of colon occurs in adult Hirchsprung Disease. Only treatment is the surgical removal of the affected part of the colon ...Read more
Injured self somehow & had pubic shearing & si joint inflammation. Saw d.O. & he adjusted pubic bone. Pain was gone for a month. Now pain is back! Why?
Somatic dysfunction: Treatment of certain conditions may provide long lasting pain/symptom free interval. By not addressing the cause & prevention, symptoms are bound to return. Either way, it sounds like a success story so far; you were able to go without pain meds for a month by receiving a benign treatment. Go back & tell your do you want the pain gone now! & don't want it to ever come back. ...Read more
HLA+, ESR-, CRP-, Ana-, CCP-. Went thru MRI which said inflammation sacrolities with acute erosion of illiac bone. What to make of it? Is it curable?
HLA B27: Your description fits in with hla b27 positive spondyloarthropathy which primarily affects spine, si joints and larger peripheral joints such as hip and knees. It is an inflammatory joint disease and needs to be thorough evaluated and aggressive treatment initiated by a rheumatilogist. Sacro iliac joint x-ray shows inflammation of sacro iliac joint called sacroilitis ...Read more
What does elevated hs-crp mean? Does it mean heart or inflammation on organs, muscles, bones. Can it mean cancer?
Hypertrophic changes of iliac bones, hip osteoarthritis bilaterally. What's a good non nsaid anti inflammatory to use for pain and inflammation?
NSAID's: Any NSAID will work. When you are using it on a regular basis, you need to be sure that you have medical supervision. You should take it with food and report to your doctor if you have any abdominal symptoms or any others, for that matter. ...Read more
Inflammation of petrous apex on MRI/CT brain/CT temporal bone. Have symptoms. Doc says incidental/fluke not cause of symptoms. Really? On 3 scans??
Sometimes incidental findings get that name because they do not correlate with symptoms. It's hard to answer your question with only part of the information.
What do you think explains inflammation of the petrous bone, and what are the symptoms? Perhaps this question could be- "I have symptoms x and y, and a finding of petrous bone inflammation on MRI and CT. What treatment should I have? " ...Read more
Why does my right hand middle finger go numb with a bruise line on the underside? Could it be related to previous shoulder surgery (bone spur and inflammation removed)?
See below: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more
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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