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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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Sharp knife like pain shoots from tip of thumb up the bone to just above wrist bone. Stops me dead in whatever I'm doing. Any Ideas?

Sharp knife like pain shoots from tip of thumb up the bone to just above wrist bone. Stops me dead in whatever I'm doing. Any Ideas?

Many Possibilities: Prolotherapy typically by itself will cause ligaments to tighten up, usually due to scarring or fibrosis of the ligaments. However now prolotherapy is used to introduce new blood supply to the area and then many times following it with the prp and/or stem cells in the area can repair the tissue/ligaments by the hopes that the stem cells regenerate the same normal tissue type. Regenexx.Com ...Read more

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What is the difference between a spur and a cyst when related to abnormal bone knot/growth on thumb side of wrist? I have smooth knot on my wrist.

What is the difference between a spur and a cyst when related to abnormal bone knot/growth on thumb side of wrist? I have smooth knot on my wrist.

Spur/cyst: A spur is an overgrowth of bone and is often part of aging. A cyst is an area where there is no bone or a deficiency of bone . It is often something you are born with. Cysts can also form along the tendons in your wrist. I hope this helps. All the best. ...Read more

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Dr. Jimmy Bowen
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I'm having a pain in my left thumb, actually its the bone that connect it to my wrist that hurts. And i massaged it too lessen the pain.

I'm having a pain in my left thumb, actually its the bone that connect it to my wrist that hurts. And i massaged it too lessen the pain.

Thumb pain: It sounds like your carpal metacarpal joint (cmc). Unusual for someone your age to have pain there. Have you had an injury to the ligament in the past? Sometime tenosynovitis of the first dorsal compartment (dequervain's) can give similar symptoms. I would take 2 aleve twice a day with food for 3 days an see if it relieves your pain. ...Read more

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Yesterday, i couldn't bend my thumb and today, every time i move my wrist too much, i get sharp pains where my thumb bone meets my index finger bone.

Yesterday, i couldn't bend my thumb and today, every time i move my wrist too much, i get sharp pains where my thumb bone meets my index finger bone.

Thumb pain: A couple of thoughts... It could be an overuse injury, a tendonitis, it could be a flare up of arthritis caused by a previous injury. In these situations, i usually try to first rest the hand - no trying to "test" it to see if it hurts, or do any lifting or repetitive motions. I take Ibuprofen and see how it goes over a day or two. If it's improving on it's own great, if not, i see my doc! ...Read more

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What is this painful little bone that i recently noticed on the inside of my wrist of my right hand on the side with the thumb? No recent injuries.

What is this painful little bone that i recently noticed on the inside of my wrist of my right hand on the side with the thumb? No recent injuries.

Sessamoid bone: This could be an irritation of the sessamoid bone to a ganglion it could also be part of the dequervain tendonitis, try some heat on it and see if it resolves. Of not see your physician. ...Read more

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