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Sitz Bones Pain
Fell off chair and hit left sitz bone. Pain is really bad even with some painkillers. Should I consult or does this kind of thing heal on its own?
What is sitz/ pain: Need describe body part or bone. Maybe cure is sitz bath- put bum in basin warm water, like hemorrhoid. Is it a pain in the a--, or hip area, or back thigh? ...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
Sorry am unable --:
To understand the question clearly.
There is no such thing, that I know, called sitz bone. The bones we sit on are the ischiums.
Sitz baths are used for hemorrhoids or after surgery for them.
You might rephrase the question, if I haven't answered it to your satisfaction.
Looking forward to hear from you. ...Read more
Exercise and Diet: Children exercise by playing so that strengthens their bones. A diet that is balanced and full of fresh foods will help. Being sure vitamin d is adequate as that and calcium, magnesium and phosphorus are important for bone health. Diet can provide most of it. If concerned use a supplement as well. My favorite is juice plus. ...Read more
See your surgeon: You really should discuss this with your surgeon since he/she was there and can give you all of the what ifs. ...Read more
I would like to know more on bone stimulators for healing after a h.T.O.'s. What are the studies and stats. On success rate?
They work: The best way 2 really get a complete answer 2 all ur? 's google it and read away. There is a lot of material. They r usually used in delayed unions. ...Read more
Likely bony spur.: Bony spurs develop as one gets older, from wear and tear on joints, etc. These are bony projections that form along joint margins. This can also happen in the neck and spinal column. They are important to note since they can be near nerves, etc. And may have to be removed. ...Read more
Arthritis or fractur:
Sesamoiditis is painful inflammation of the sesamoid apparatus, which is located in the forefoot
most patients will describe a deep achy and sharp pain in the ball of the foot behind the big toe with every step taken. It will be difficult to perform many weight bearing activities. Most patients do not have pain when at rest.
Could be treated by consevatie means.
Or surgical means. ...Read more
Making 2 bones 1: Typically a bone fusion is done for an arthritic joint. The cartilage from the joint is removed and the 2 ends of the bone are put together. When they heal, they fuse together and make one bone. Some times more complex fusion are performed with multiple bones. This is a great operation for pain relief, but motion is lost at the fusion site. ...Read more
Bone spurs: Build up of bone around joints from trauma or abnormal wear and tear. Spurs around the heel are cause from ligaments and tendons pulling on the bone. Spurs are generally not treated unless they are causing pain. The only way to get rid of a spur is to physically remove it (surgery). Nsaid's and steroids may be helpful for general joint pain. ...Read more
Bone metabolism: Bone scan involves intravenous injection of radio tracer usually technetium 99m mdp which accumulates in skeleton. Scan may involve early phase (5-10 min) and late phase (2-3 hr) imaging. Increased uptake is seen in fractures, tumors, infection, etc. Decreased activity is seen in metal artifacts, aggressive tumor/infection, & loss of blood supply to bones. Bone scan very sensitive but not specific. ...Read more
Preexisting lesion: Presence of pre existing lesions such as multiple cartilage tumors may result with one transforming to chondrosarcoma. The closer to the pelvis the greater the incidence. Other bone lesions when enlarging such as dysplasias or giant cell tumors as preexisting lesions may result in malignant transformation. ...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
A carpal bone: Is a bone in the wrist. There are 8 carpal bones. Scaphoid. Lunate. Triquetrum. Pisiform. Trapezium. Trapezoid. Capitate. Hamate. They lie in between the radius and ulna proximally and the metacarpals of the hand distally towards the fingers. They provide stability yet can allow mobility in all three axes of motion. They are truly remarkable and hand surgeons and anatomists still learning ...Read more
It's a bank account: We stop adding to our bone mass by the end of our late 20's/early 30's. After that it is a slow decrease in bone mass. Bone mass can decrease to the point where you bone breaks under relatively normal loads. This is commonly known as osteoporosis/fragility fractures and can happen in the hip, wrists, and spine. It is important to maintain as much bone mass as possible to avoid those fractures. ...Read more
Images calcium metab: Usually in adults the bone scan is used to detect metastatic cancer. It also is frequently used to evaluate for possible stress fractures in people with bone pain. There are many additional uses. It works by injecting a tracer that is taken up in bone similar to calcium. The small amount of radioactivity is then imaged with a camera (gamma or pet) utilizing fluorescence from the crystal. ...Read more
Genes, hormones: Bone density is determined initially by inherited genes, If a parent has low bone density there is a 50% chance each child may also. In women estrogen deficiency causes bone loss. In men testosterone deficiency causes bone loss. Vitamin D deficiency results in poor absorption of calcium and causes bone loss and/or poorly mineralized bone. Steroids, excess alcohol and cigarettes also. ...Read more
Few options...: If bone spurs do not cause pain or mechanical issues for a patient then they can stay right where they are with no treatment. If painful, physical thearpy/ stretching of the structures surronding the spur, or ani-inflammatories may be helpful in relieving symptoms, but the only way to get rid of a spur is surgical excision. ...Read more
Very safe: Injection of isotope technetium 99m mdp and visualization of skeleton looking for areas of abnormal uptake. Side effects include sometimes some bleeding from injection site. Isotope usually does not cause any allergic reaction. Lie down on table with cameras taking images of skeleton. Relax. ...Read more