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What are treatment options for saddle bone deformity on foot? Other than surgery

What are treatment options for saddle bone deformity on foot? Other than surgery

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 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


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About how much does the surgery to correct saddle bone deformity in a foot cost? Is the procedure relatively safe?

About how much does the surgery to correct saddle bone deformity in a foot cost? Is the procedure relatively safe?

A lot: If elective procedure (due to a medical reason), correction of deformity to the top of your foot would cost thousands of dollars. If for cosmetic reasons, even more. The costs include hospital fees, nursing staff, anesthesia fees, surgeon fees, administration fees, equipment usage, supplies, etc. ...Read more

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Can a saddle bone deformity cause neuropathic sounding ankle pain?

Can a saddle bone deformity cause neuropathic sounding ankle pain?

NO: There is no connection. The Saddle deformity is an exostosis (bony outgrowth) of the FOOT bones. The ankle is not involved!

Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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Saddle bone foot break 15 yr ago. Now too center of foot hard sharp bump and bones seem raised on right side center. No pain just looks deformed?

Saddle bone foot break 15 yr ago. Now too center of foot hard sharp bump and bones seem raised on right side center. No pain just looks deformed?

Healing: A raised bony callus generally forms when bones are healing. However, if you do have a concern about something being abnormal I would ask your doctor. ...Read more

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Years ago, I broke my foot very badly in center saddle. I gottwo surgeries done with pins taken out. Now, I have a hard lump in the center top and my bones seem raised. Whatshould I do?

Years ago, I broke my foot very badly in center saddle. I gottwo surgeries done with pins taken out. Now, I have a hard lump in the center top and my bones seem raised. Whatshould I do?

Fractured foot: Sounds like you have traumatic arthritis of the joints now.

You may need further surgery to reduce the joints and get rid of the deformity and arthritis. Ie arthrodesis of the foot. ...Read more

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What causes foot bone on top to stick out?

What causes foot bone on top to stick out?

A bony: Prominence can occur from pressure on the bone, from an old injury, from excess motion between bones..... ...Read more

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What happens if bone chips in foot?

What happens if bone chips in foot?

Depends...: It will depend on the size of the chip and its location. Small chip fractures in the foot can resorb; however, if the chip fracture is in an area where it has the possibility of resetting, it is up to the doctor examining the condition if the chip will heal on its own or may need surgical intervention to be fixated back. ...Read more

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I smashed my foot, did I break a bone?

Xray: You need an x-ray asap. If you have a broken bone, it is much easier to treat early on, otherwise it may heal in the wrong position which can cause other problems down the road. ...Read more

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What happens if bone fragments in foot?

What happens if bone fragments in foot?

The bones: Could fracture, arthritis could set in, the foot could collapse. Fragmentation occurs with charcot foot. ...Read more

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My bone on left foot larger than right?

My bone on left foot larger than right?

Common: No two feet are exactly alike even on the same person. One foot is often slightly bigger/smaller than other. A deformity may be present on one foot and not the other, ie a bunion or spur. ...Read more

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How to know if I broke a bone in my foot?

How to know if I broke a bone in my foot?

X-ray: Along with proper examination. In certain cases further radiographic studies such as MRI might be needed. ...Read more

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Pain in my feet is my bones on bearable?

Pain in my feet is my bones on bearable?

Try shoe inserts: Shoes can sometimes be unyielding. You need to have a cushion for your feet. Go to any drug store and buy an inexpensive foam shoe insert. You most likely will be surprised at the relief they give. ...Read more

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My bone in my foot sticks out is that bad?

My bone in my foot sticks out is that bad?

Bunion?: I am not very sure what you exactly mean with bone sticking out but I figure that you are most likely referring to a bony structure that it is usually felt on the side of the foot and can be uncomfortable. This is cause by repetitive trauma (by walking, running) associated with poor shoe wear. If this is what it is it is not malignant but in any case have Podiatrist (foot doctor) check you for exam ...Read more

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Have a chipped bone in my foot, doesn't hurt?

Have a chipped bone in my foot, doesn't hurt?

Not good: If you mean that you have stepped on a bone and part of it is in your foot, this will end up in infection and trouble so please get it checked to be removed. It might lead to infection and trouble ...Read more

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How would I know if I have broken a bone in my foot?

How would I know if I have broken a bone in my foot?

X-ray: X-rays are most commonly used. A smaller bone fracture can be missed, but can be identified with a bone scan (nuclear) or ct. ...Read more

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My feet always hurt if you like the bones come inside?

My feet always hurt if you like the bones come inside?

Need more info: You have not provided enough information to make a diagnosis as to why your feet are hurting. You need to get an examination by your doctor, but depending on your medical history you may have a form of neuropathy or you may have a form of arthritis in your feet which is causing the pain. ...Read more

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The outside of my foot on the bone is extremely painful?

See a podiatrist: You need to be examined to determine the cause of the pain and then treatment can be suggested. ...Read more

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I broke a bone in my foot yesterday now what, what to do?

I broke a bone in my foot yesterday now what, what to do?

Which bone: There are 26 bones in each foot. If it is a toe, tape it to the next toe but definitely get it x-rayed to see what is where and how bad is the break. ...Read more

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Is it possible I brooke a bone in my foot without knowing it?

Possible: I have seen patients walk in with mild to moderate pain and upon examination and x-rays find a broken bone. A crack in a bone may not be displaced but cause enough discomfort and minimal swelling that may linger for some time. If the pain has been lingering or getting worse, it is a good idea to get it checked out. ...Read more

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Bottom of feet feel like walking on bone, what could be wrong?

Bottom of feet feel like walking on bone, what could be wrong?

See below: You may have erosion of the fat pad or metatarsalgia then it will feel like walking on bone. Try a pair of silicone inserts. ...Read more

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I have a bone sticking out of the bottom of your foot, what is this?

I have a bone sticking out of the bottom of your foot, what is this?

My foot is okay.: I think you meant your foot. If true this is usually seen with a charcot foot. Do you have a hole in your foot? With bone protruding? Or do you mean you feel a bony prominence? ...Read more

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Feet hurt feels like I walking on bone with no padding. What should I do?

Feet hurt feels like I walking on bone with no padding. What should I do?

Painful Feet: If it feels pain like waking on a bone the fat pad may have shifted or possible plantar flexed metatarsal. Custom orthotics can help a lot to take weight off the area. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a bone spur on the fifth metatarasal bone of the feet?

Spurs: Its possible to get "spurs" or osteophytes in multiple locations. A bone spur in the fifth metatarsal area would be rare but possible. ...Read more

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What can/should be done about a bone chip in my left foot? It's very painful.

What can/should be done about a bone chip in my left foot? It's very painful.

A Cortisone: Injection might be worth a "try" HOWEVER it is likely that removal is the definitive treatment.

More detailed answer with more info (eg WHERE exactly is the chip??)

Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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