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Doctor insights on: Small Bone Showing On Edge Of My Wrist

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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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Can you tell me how to tell if you have a small or large bone frame without doing that wrap ur fingers around your wrist?

Can you tell me how to tell if you have a small or large bone frame without doing that wrap ur fingers around your wrist?

Somewhat: In general, if the wrist is much greater around than you or a large handed person can grasp and touch fingers, suggests relatively large frame. ...Read more

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I slipped at work and hit my wrist (fract 3 yrs ago) dull metal. Got a small cut. Woke up horrible pain throughout arm. Is it the cut or the bone? H.

I slipped at work and hit my wrist (fract 3 yrs ago) dull metal. Got a small cut. Woke up horrible pain throughout arm. Is it the cut or the bone? H.

Difficult to say: It's difficult to say without additional diagnostic tests. Any severe pain should prompt a visit to the doctor. Through a combination of obtaining an X-ray and performing a physical examination, your doctor should be able to help determine the source of your pain. ...Read more

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What does small cyts in the capital bone and lunate bone I also is wearing a wrist splint

What does small cyts in the capital bone and lunate bone I also is wearing a wrist splint

Isolated: Isolated cysts in the carpal bones are typically benign, but you don't give any detail as to size or number etc... Having said that if there are symptoms associated there should be a work that may include ct scan and/or an mri. The fact that you're wearing a splint suggests that you do have some symptoms. The cysts may be related to the pain or they might be so-called "red herrings", that is misleading i.e. There may be some other cause of the pain. Bottom line you should be evaluated further. ...Read more

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Had carpal release surgery last yr. But now I have a small lump like a bone sticking out of my wrist, it hurts quite abit but Dr says its nothing?

Had carpal release surgery last yr. But now I have a small lump like a bone sticking out of my wrist, it hurts quite abit but Dr says its nothing?

Need exam: Unfortunately this would take a physical examination as well as review of imaging studies to give a real answer, but there could be scar tissue there, or could be just anatomy you hadn't noticed there, or could be a cyst, etc. Consider a 2nd opinion if you're still concerned. ...Read more

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I am 21 male, 5ft8, any way to increase my bone thickness like hormone theraphy etc? As I have super small frame, 5. 5inch wrist, is the therapy safe?

I am 21 male, 5ft8, any way to increase my bone thickness like hormone theraphy etc? As I have super small frame, 5. 5inch wrist, is the therapy safe?

No!: At age 21 your bones are close to being complete. Over the next few years the bones will become stronger without increase in size. Now is time to increase your muscle size. ...Read more

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Very skinny ankles, wrists, small bones and small frame body, no beard, 20 years old male. I look younger than people at my age. What can be the problem?

Very skinny ankles, wrists, small bones and small frame body, no beard, 20 years old male. I look younger than people at my age. What can be the problem?

Late bloomer!: Many people grow later than others. A Wisconsin buckets star was 6' 7" & about 220, now he going into his junior year is 6' 9" & about 235.

THERE IS HOPE! ...Read more

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Elbow pain at funny bone side and wrist pain at small round bone side. Been 1 month. Likely cause? Treatment?

Elbow pain at funny bone side and wrist pain at small round bone side. Been 1 month. Likely cause? Treatment?

Different causes: The medial elbow pain experienced in the funny elbow could be an ulnar neuropathy, or a medial epicondylitis. This will depend on other symptoms that might be experienced. If nerve problem, then numbness and weakness also present.

The wrist pain could be referred from elbow or a separate problem. "Small round bone" is not an accurate description of pain location so I cant be specific on causes ...Read more

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I have a small pea size lump on my left collar bone, it moves & is painful also large lump on left wrist both appeared at same time. What are these?

I have a small pea size lump on my left collar bone, it moves & is painful also large lump on left wrist both appeared at same time. What are these?

Ganglion cysts: Most likely they are ganglion cysts. It is pretty common to get one at your wrist. As far as collar bone goes, it depends on where it is located. If it is more towards your shoulder at the ac joint then it is more likely to be a small ganglion. Because the rest of the collarbone does not have any joints in it, it would be more rare for it to come up there. I would have it checked out by ortho. ...Read more

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Marfan syndrom? Skinny 184 CM and 59 Kg, little bit of scoliosis and chest bone sticks out little bit but not so noticeable, small wrists and bones

Marfan syndrom? Skinny 184 CM and 59 Kg, little bit of scoliosis and chest bone sticks out little bit but not so noticeable, small wrists and bones

See MD: Those can be some of the signs of Marfan syndrome, but can be seen in normal people & in other syndromes. Typically, but not always, a parent has it as well.

I'd discuss it with your physician if you are concerned. He may want to check your heart & eyes for abnormalities, Genetic testing can be done as well ...Read more

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Small round hard like bone lump at base of wrist (palm side) thumb side. Doesn't hurt, could it be ganglion cyst? It is hard like a bone though

Small round hard like bone lump at base of wrist (palm side) thumb side. Doesn't hurt, could it be ganglion cyst? It is hard like a bone though

Maybe: These cysts can be very hard. They are typically removed by a hand specialist ortho, general surgery, or plastics. Ask your primary care provider if a referral is appropriate. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Wrist pain, small bruises on each side. Pain when turning, grabbing and lifting. Pain shoots up arm like a hit "funny bone". Minimal swelling. Why?

Wrist pain, small bruises on each side. Pain when turning, grabbing and lifting. Pain shoots up arm like a hit "funny bone". Minimal swelling. Why?

Ulnar impaction: You might be born with a long ulna. When you move your wrist towards the little finger or load it you bump the wrist into the ulna. You should see a hand surgeon for an exam and x-rays. ...Read more

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What is a small sesamoid bone of the hand and when should I look for treatment?

What is a small sesamoid bone of the hand and when should I look for treatment?

It is a normal bone: A sesamoid is a normal bone that functions as an anchoring point for ligaments and a pulley of sort for tendons. There are 2 in each thumb and they may appear in the little finger and even the index. Thumbs can have sesamoid metacarpal arthritis or a stress fracture of a sesamoid. ...Read more

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I have a hard bump on the side of my middle finger (right hand) very small, feels like a bone and no pain just felt it today should I be worried?

Don't worry: Small masses on the fingers can be the result of several pathologies. From small ganglion cysts, bone spurs, inclusion cysts, neuromas (usally painful) and giant cell tumor (sounds really bad...But is really benign). The best solution is to have it examined by a hand surgeon who can either obtain imaging to better diagnose it or excise it to get the exact pathology. ...Read more

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My hand hurts and I have a small round bone that's felt should I go to a chiropractor or a doctor?

My hand hurts and I have a small round bone that's felt should I go to a chiropractor or a doctor?

A Doctor: Chiropractors have no basis in their "theory" for treatment of the hand. You should see a hand specialist or an orthopedic specialist if you have hand issues. It could be dangerous for a chiropractor to manipulate your hand. ...Read more

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Broke right hand along outside edge 3 years ago. Have a bone cyst, need surgery will a brace help with pain until surgery?

Broke right hand along outside edge 3 years ago. Have a bone cyst, need surgery will a brace help with pain until surgery?

Yes: The cyst is probably not from the fracture but was there and broke through three years ago. A splint will make you more comfortable while awaiting surgery. ...Read more

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I have a daughter who is 17 months old. Today I notice a small outgrowth in her hand palm joint. Is this a bone spur? What can I do?

Doubt spur: This is hard to diagnose without an exam. But she is too young for a spur. If it is hot/red/tender then it could be an infection but if not it may be a small ganglion cyst. If it is tender and red see your doc. If not can observe for awhile. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Are bone&muscles on human hands symmetric or asymmetric? A small shell fell off&hurt the back of my right hand. Notice the scaphoid, capitate, or radius bone on rt hand more protruding than my left hand. Is it due to the injury or the existing structrure?

Are bone&muscles on human hands symmetric or asymmetric? A small shell fell off&hurt the back of my right hand. Notice the scaphoid, capitate, or radius bone on rt hand more protruding than my left hand. Is it due to the injury or the existing structrure?

Asymmetry: We are all slight asymmetric. For example, most right handed women have a larger right hand, a larger left breast, and take a longer stride with the right leg. Unless a severe injury caused a fracture or dislocation, the asymmetry was pre-existing. ...Read more

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I have a small pea sized lump above my collar bone on the right hand side of my neck. It moves a little under the skin and I've had it 5 weeks?

I have a small pea sized lump above my collar bone on the right hand side of my neck. It moves a little under the skin and I've had it 5 weeks?

Watchful waiting: It may be a lymph node. Check it about once a week and if it gets larger, becomes painful or doe not move, it would be prudent to see your doctor. ...Read more