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Laser Treatment For Bone Spurs
Shoes / surgery: My understanding of your problem makes me think that you are concerned about bone spurring around your bunion deformity. You may have hallux limitus. This is usually spurring to the top of the joint causing limitation of movement and discomfort. Conservative care consists of a stiffer, thicker soled shoe with good support. Surgery may be needed based on symptoms. See your foot specialists. Dr l. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
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
Oui ou Non.: Treatment, to some extent , is based on whether or not the deformity is symptomatic or not. If the enlargement does not cause any discomfort, then shoes with padded tongues or sandals may work just fine. Realistically, it comes down to having it fixed or wearing accommodating shoes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the best treatment for ossifying fibroma, total resection surgery or conservative surgery?
Depends: This is a benign tumor. The size and location dictate the surgical approach. If these tumors get large enough and/ or start to impinge on vital structures, the surgery should be complete removal.. I am not sure what you mean by conservative, and more info is needed for your situation to give you a more definitive answer. ...Read more
Osteomyelitis: This infection of the maxillary bone will best be managed by an oral surgeon, hopefully in collaboration with an infectious diseases expert. The most common organism is actinomyces species, but any of the oral/periodontal flora may be involved. As in most forms of osteomyelitis a combination of surgical debridement combined with long tern antibiotic will be necessary. Good luck. ...Read more
Several: Sounds like you have impingement syndrome where your rot. Cuff gets " pinched"underneath the point ( acromion)of your shoulder w/ arm elevation. Treatment can begin w/ nsaids , rot. Cuff strengthening exersises; steroid injection(s) into the bursal space can be helpful. If pain continues then arthroscopic " decompression"( remove bone spurs and inflamed bursa) is usually reccomended. Good luck! ...Read more
Keep in mind: That most commonly the pain of heel spurs is actually plantar fasciitis. Spurs rarely need to be treated, as they aren't on a weightbearing surface. Pf is an inflammation of the plantar fascia where it attaches to the heel. Spurs are a calcification of this attachment. Treatment is a combination of orthotics, stretching, icing, cortisone, night splints and more. Surgery is infrequently needed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Tuborous sclerosis. Which insurance covers laser treatment for angiofibromas? Best treatments for angiofibromas? Laser treatment is ineffective.
Angiofibromad: There are three main types of treatment for juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma: hormone therapy, radiation therapy and surgery. Hormone therapy involves the use of a drug called flutamide, which acts by blocking testosterone receptors. The activity of this drug is further evidence for a hormonal cause for the condition. Treatment with Flutamide can shrink tumors by more than 40 percent. ...Read more
I have a heel spur on the calcaneal bone. Will extracorporeal shockwave therepy rid the spur? How many sessions?
No: Eswt can help get rid of the pain you are feeling, but it does not make the bone dissolve or disappear. How many sessions would depend on if it is high energy or low....Hogh energy typicallly one maybe 2 sessions, low energy can be 3-8. (these are averages and realize it doesn't always work.). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Scheduled for Surgery-correct dorsiflex osteotomy angle, cheilectomy & remove arthritic sesamoid(s). How best to stop problems from sesamoid removal?
Options: Nonsurgical: physical therapies such as activity modification, supportive straps, and knee strengthening. For patients with chronic pain or instability, surgical options include arthrodesis (fusing the joint), fibular head resection, and proximal tibiofibular joint capsule reconstruction. It would be worth trying the non surgical techniques first. Find a good osteopath or sports physio ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A hand orthopedist.: Any significant hand trauma should be seen urgently. Till then clean skin, and apply ice. An x-ray will generally find fracture, but often when first occurs, may miss a hairline fracture, or one in the many bones of the hand. If clinically suspect even after 'normal' x-ray, may need ct scan, mri, bone scan. A fracture may show up with regular x-ray a bit later, when calcium there. C a hand ortho. ...Read more
Bone spurs: This is a difficult question to answer without more exact info. I am assuming you have metatarsal bones that are bulging against the bottom of the foot, causing pain and possible painful callus/corn formation. Treatments include orthotic devices to reduce the abnormal pressures or surgery to improve the weightbearing balance amongst the bones. Recovery from that is usually a few weeks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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