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Most Painful Bones To Break
Any broken bone is:
Painful, some more due to the associated injury to nerves/tendons may be more painful, in some people with low pain threshold, while others with a high threshold
wouldn't have that much pain. Pain is an individual response to a broken bone or any other injury, meaning its of different intensity in different people. ...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
I had an operation on my hallux vulgus with metal holding the break together. The bone has grown back and is painful, can I re-operate?
Bunion surgery: Before I can say if a second operation is needed, I would need to know why you are still having pain and how long ago was your operation. Its best to get a second opinion at this time. ...Read more
More information?: You may a nutrional deficiency, vascular insufficiency, planter fasciitis or any number of other disorders that may cause the symptoms. A physical examination, x-rays and lab tests may be needed for full evaluation. Please consult a doctor. ...Read more
Hi I have a break in my hand metacarpal bone I have a cast on and last week my cousin kicked a hard oneils ball of it now my hand is painful?
I think I have bennets fracture my bone sore after three days still the bone feels crushed. Painful and I feel a crack. Does this sound like a break?
Bennett's fracture: It may be a fracture. You need X-ray and orthopedic treatment. ...Read more
Your own bone?: If it is your own bone - you shouldn't be breaking it. When a bone does require re-breaking it should be done by a trained physician. ...Read more
More info needed: Need more information to answer your question. Are u talking about a cervical or lumbar fusion? A congenitally fused vertebra? An ankle or subtalar fusion, wrist, finger... Etc. Was there an injury involved, have you had increasing pain? Need more information to give you a reasonable answer! ...Read more
Yes: Bone spurs: there are two types, those that occur with an arthritic joint and those that occur where a tendon or fascia attaches. Both can be very painful not necessarily because the spur itself hurts but because what I may b pressing against. Spurs that hit a nerve can be especially painful. In a joint, spurs may irritate the capsule or synovium which is rather sensative. ...Read more
Don't swallow bones.: Bones are not easily digestible, but the real risk of swallowing fish bones is that they may pierce the esophagus and become stuck. It is the small bones that pose the greatest risk. It is best to remove bones before eating or to be extremely careful. If a bone sticks in your throat go to the er for evaluation. ...Read more
Not Very: It's not very common, but possible. Depending on how long it's been after the break has healed, the snapping could be due to 1) swelling in the tendon lining, 2) swelling in a joint if the fracture and tendon are near the joint, or 3) increased pressure on the tendon because of deformity (misalignment) of the fracture. Usually this gets better as the swelling decreases over time. ...Read more
Usually not: Some may be more susceptible to a fractures due to brittle bones, but for a fracture to take place there usually needs to be some sort of external pressure or force. ...Read more
No.: Tendons have the ability to stretch, so it would be unusual to have a tendon snap. ...Read more
Probably IS bone: Could be many things, but it is very common to find a bony "torus" on the inside of the lower jaw bone, the outside of the upper jaw and the midline of the palate. Have your dentist verify it--just in case. They can grow quite large and often are injured by food with "edges" (chips, bacon, toast) because the overlying gum tissue is thin and fragile. ...Read more
10 – 12 weeks: Fifth metatarsal base fractures are very common. Bone healing is common in 10 to 12 weeks. On occasion, there is an asymptomatic fibrous union – the fracture line is still apparent on x-rays though there is no pain. Fifth metatarsal shaft fractures (jones fractures) are associated with delayed healing and sometimes nonunion. These can require open treatment with bone grafting ; internal fixation. ...Read more
If demineralized: It depends on mineralization of bones. Very osteoporotic bones are subjected to insufficiency fractures. Trivial or unrecognized trauma can cause them to fracture ...Read more
Depends: There is a diagnosis called osteogenesis imperfecta, also known as brittle bone disease. This is genetic in origin and a child is born with the condition. There are several variants (4 main types), but it is possible for a child to spontaneously break a bone with little to no trauma. ...Read more
What's the best way for me to calm myself down if im super angry and want to break someone's bones?
Get help: One simple tip- count to ten before acting on the urge to impulsively harm someone physically or emotionally. Reduce anger by deep breathing. Breath in deeply & slowly through the nostrils. Hold air in lungs for a 5 count before slowly exhaling through an open mouth. Repeat until you are calmer. Focus on your breathing not what is making you angry. Cognitive behavioral therapy is excellent for. ...Read more
How many bones does the average adult (say by 50 y/o) break, considering they have had an average life?
Fracture: Usually 1 or less by that age. ...Read more
Sometime at the moment of the plane landing, my head bone fell like its going to crash, very painful. Why is this happen?
Sinus Pressure: You probably have pressure in your sinuses from the air pressure change. As airplanes descend from 30, 000 feet to sea level there is a change in the air pressure causing a "squeeze" on your ears and sinuses. You should try to "equalize" these pressures by chewing gum, sucking on hard candy, or drinking small sips during descent. Holding your nose and blowing to gently "pop" your ears also helps. ...Read more
I am having a pain in my pubic area and am wondering what it could be? The pain is really sharp and feels like its actually the bone that's painful
Needs MD visit: This kind od pain requires a physical and history exam by a GYN MD. Any other answer would be just speculation as to cause. ...Read more
Depends?: None are particularly "easy" to break. Probably the most common bone in the hand that we see broken on a regular basis is the end of the last hand bone (5th metacarpal). This is a "boxer's fracture" an is usually due to punching something harder than the bone! Usually out of anger! then the distal ends of the fingers because they get caught in doors and such. Some wrist bones too! ...Read more
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