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Doctor insights on: Inflammation Of The Heel Bone

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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 (Definition)

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


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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 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?!

With it being that-: -long, it is a chronic problem that does not have a cure. U can only Rx the symptoms by activity modification & using NSAIDS if U R able 2. The only other option is 2 B Cn @ a reputable pain clinic, & possible injections. ...Read more

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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.?

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.?

Doesn't make sense: I'm sorry your question does not make sense at all. I think you are possibly describing infection or inflammation. Please upload a picture of what you are trying to describe ...Read more

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I wore flat, sling backed sandals for the first time. I developed this painful inflammation on back of heel. Not blister. What is it?

Pump bump...: More than likely, the strap caused pain at the attachment of the achilles tendon on your heel. It is probably more of a bursitis. Use ice, ibuprofen, rest and stay out of those shoes for a while. If no relief in a week, see a Podiatrist. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Osteoperosis: Your doctor probably meant you have osteoperosis or osteopenia which is progressive bone thinning that occurs with age. This process can be aggravated by smoking, lack of exercise, certain medicines, vitamin D deficiency, alcoholism and hormonal imbalances. ...Read more

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Can wearing high heels actually cause chronic inflammation?

Can wearing high heels actually cause chronic inflammation?

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

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Inflammation near the heel. Swollen and red. Is it gout?

Inflammation near the heel. Swollen and red. Is it gout?

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

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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?

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

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Does bone metabolic activity and inflammation stop when you start taking bisophanates?

Does bone metabolic activity and inflammation stop when you start taking bisophanates?

No: Your bone is always doing something metabolic. Osteoclasts build it up. Osteoblasts break it down. Bisphosphonates shift the balance toward buliding. If they are causing inflammation it should stop after you're off the drug for a while. ...Read more

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Knife like sharp back and bone pain, tiredness and muscle inflammation?

Knife like sharp back and bone pain, tiredness and muscle inflammation?

Large differential: 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

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Is there any connection between insufficient vitamin d level and bone inflammation?

Is there any connection between insufficient vitamin d level and bone inflammation?

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

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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?

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?

May be muscular: May be muscular Ask your physician. About fibromyalgia. You need a general evaluation to see what else you have. The elevated Uric acid is not causing this but could be clue to something else. This is not gout. ...Read more

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I have extreme bone pain along with muscle inflammation and extreme fatigue? Sharp pain please help any suggestions would be great!

I have extreme bone pain along with muscle inflammation and extreme fatigue? Sharp pain please help any suggestions would be great!

Get it evaluated: These issues need evaluation by a doctor who can actually take a detailed history and examine you. Fibromyalgia is one possibility. A rheumatologist would be a good doctor to see for these complaints. ...Read more

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Hi all! Do tailor bunions progressively get worse? I am talking about the bone deformity, not swelling or inflammation.

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

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What are the primary symptoms of a bone graft rejection/infection in the lower jaw? I had surgery last year and have pain but no redness/inflammation.

Varies: Usually would be associated with redness, swelling, pain, and possibly drainage. Blood tests such as a Crp and esr can also give further evaluation. If you are concerned, don't hesitate to get a second opinion. ...Read more

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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!

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!

Get Checked Out: Your symptoms are worrisome as they might be atypical heart or chest pain. Ekg, stress test and chest x-ray and/or blood work may help better define the seriousness of your symptoms. Don't delay. See a doctor. ...Read more

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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

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Can adult Hirschsprungs that's causing constipation from splexic flexure on down cause pain near spleen and pelvic bone swelling from inflammation?

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

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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

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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+, 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

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What does elevated hs-crp mean? Does it mean heart or inflammation on organs, muscles, bones. Can it mean cancer?

What does elevated hs-crp mean? Does it mean heart or inflammation on organs, muscles, bones. Can it mean cancer?

Non-specific: An elevated CRP could mean any number of things--infection, inflammation, recent injury/surgery, autoimmune phenomenon, etc. I would discuss with the ordering physician. ...Read more

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Hypertrophic changes of iliac bones, hip osteoarthritis bilaterally. What's a good non nsaid anti inflammatory to use for pain and inflammation?

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

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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??

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??

Petrous bone: 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

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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)?

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 (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