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I'm 7 weeks post hallux rigidus surgery/bone spur removal. Having a lot of burning on top of foot along with tightness and deep redness especially at ?

I'm 7 weeks post hallux rigidus surgery/bone spur removal. Having a lot of burning on top of foot along with tightness and deep redness especially at ?

Possible nerve issue: If you have had this feeling since the surgery sometimes the nerves in the skin are irritated. If it is new it could indicate infection or scar adhesions. If the redness is spreading out from your incision you should follow up with the surgeon as you may need antibiotics. If the scar is tight and skin is immobile you can do circular massage or use scar creams. ...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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Why does my right hand middle finger go numb with a bruise line on the underside? Could it be related to previous shoulder surgery (bone spur and inflammation removed)?

Why does my right hand middle finger go numb with a bruise line on the  underside? Could it be related to previous shoulder surgery (bone spur and inflammation removed)?

See below: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more

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Without surgery, how are bone spurs treated?

Without surgery, how are bone spurs treated?

Depend on cause: If due to excessive tension on tendon or ligament inserting into bone, this must be eliminated. Stop excessive pressure on particular bone involved. ...Read more

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What kind of treatment or surgery to fix bone spurs?

What kind of treatment or surgery to fix bone spurs?

Depends: Treatment is directed at what is the cause of the spur. Is it biomechanical: orthotics would be helpful. Is it due to a tight shoe: change shoes. Is it due to a deformity of some kind. Then this should be addressed. Palliative treatment, including injections can be done. Surgery to remove spur can be performed if indicated. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from an ankle surgery that removed bone spurs ?

How long does it take to recover from an ankle surgery that removed bone spurs ?

Variable....: Depends on the extent of the bone spurs, their location and whether the procedure was done in a minimally invasive fashion. ...Read more

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Do they do laser surgery for hip bone spurs?

Do they do laser surgery for hip bone spurs?

No: Not that i'm aware of. Ask your doctor if hip arthroscopy is an option for your condition. ...Read more

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Which type of treatment or surgery to fix bone spurs on #5 n 6 neck vertebrae?

Cerv spondy: Arthritis equates to bone spurs. In the absence of pinched nerve pain, no surgical treatment is necessary. Pt alone is likely sufficient. However, if you are asking about surgical options, depends on where nerve pinched. Options include foraminotomy posteriorly or anterior diskectomy and fusion. Both have merits and cons that should be discussed with your surgeon. Disk replacement not for spurs. ...Read more

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Had surgery to remove bone spur from elbow and repaired tricep tendon at insertion point of elbow. What is the recovery timeline?

Had surgery to remove bone spur from elbow and repaired tricep tendon at insertion point of elbow. What is the recovery timeline?

Bone Spur: Recovery is based on the amount of work needed to repair your bone spur. Full recovery following surgery can take anywhere from one to six months. Most patients resume activities within several weeks. ...Read more

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What is the bone spur surgery recovery time.?

What is the bone spur surgery recovery time.?

It depends where in : The body the spur is that is being removed. ...Read more

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Is there a surgery for a spinal bone spur without any fusion?

Yes: But if the spur come from damaged joint the joint have to be fused otherwise the spur may come back again. ...Read more

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Which is post surgery like when a bone spur is shaved down on the top midfoot?

Which is post surgery like when a bone spur is shaved down on the top midfoot?

Discuss it with your: Surgeon, but for this surgery I have my pts in a postop boot and crutches/walker for 2-3 weeks, till pain is better and incision has healed. ...Read more

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Can doctors tell me what does surgery to remove a bone spur entail (both pre and post op)?

Bone spur: Where are you getting it removed? Bone spurs can happen at a lot of areas in the body, neck, shoulder, elbow, knee, ankle, heels, etc. All have different procedures, protocols and recovery times. Can you be more specific? ...Read more

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What's the recovery time after hallux rigidus/bone spur surgery?

What's the recovery time after hallux rigidus/bone spur surgery?

It depends...: Usually 4-6 weeks but it depends on the type of procedure performed and on the individual that it was performed on. Each person has a different healing potential depending on age and overall health. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time after hallux rigidus/bone spur surgery?

What is the recovery time after hallux rigidus/bone spur surgery?

Depends: On what procedure. If simple cheilectomy (shaving of spur) then sutures for 2weeks. A post op shoe is usually dispensed to be worn for 1-2 weeks. ...Read more

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How long will it take to recover from an lower lumbar bone spur surgery?

How long will it take to recover from an lower lumbar bone spur surgery?

Depends: Everyone is different and every case is different. In general after a spine procedure, patients are walking around right away and most of the recovery happens in the first 6 weeks. However improvement can continue for months. ...Read more

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About how long does it take to recover from bone spur surgery when it is removed from the foot?

About how long does it take to recover from bone spur surgery when it is removed from the foot?

Where is it???: I know it seems like an obvious question, but depending on exactly where the spur is at, there can be a number of possible answers. Sorry! ...Read more

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I have fluid on my elbow. It has been there a couple months. I had rotator cuff and bone spur surgery on same arm one year ago. Are these related?

I have fluid on my elbow. It has been there a couple months. I had rotator cuff and bone spur surgery on same arm one year ago. Are these related?

Prob.not: Rotator cuff repair/decompression surgery from a year ago would not cause 'fluid on the elbow'.Sounds like you have the common olecranon bursitis caused by bumping the back of your elbow, resting it on table tops, etc. Or previous elbow surgery.See your pcp if it becomes painful or inflamed/draining fluid.Good luck! ...Read more

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How can my mom get rid of the numbness after a bone spur surgery over a year ago?

How can my mom get rid of the numbness after a bone spur surgery over a year ago?

It would depend on : Wy the numbness is present. If nerves are entrapped for example versus if they are cut , there is a difference in treatment approach. I would first recommend injection therapy. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how my mom get rid of the numbness after a bone spur surgery over a year ago?

Can you tell me how my mom get rid of the numbness after a bone spur surgery over a year ago?

Neurology: I believe a nerve test (EMG/NCS) may be needed to see if the nerve is being pinched still versus neuropathy. The test can also differentiate where the nerve may be compressed still. Your family doctor should be able to order this if needed. ...Read more

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In a surgery to remove a bone spur will the patient be receiving a nerve block. Doctor will have to cut through a ligament.

In a surgery to remove a bone spur will the patient be receiving a nerve block. Doctor will have to cut through a ligament.

Surgery under local: Local anesthesia can provide excellent anesthesia during surgery. The type of tissue being cut doesn't make a difference. The nerve block can be done peripherally around the site of the surgery or more centrally such as a spinal nerve block. ...Read more

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I'm getting surgery to remove a bone spur from underneath my big toe nail im wondering if I'm going to need a boot or crutches after the operation ?

I'm getting surgery to remove a bone spur from underneath my big toe nail im wondering if I'm going to need a boot or crutches after the operation ?

POST OP CARE: Resection of Bone spur. Discuss with your surgeon the post op care recommendations. It may depend on the type of surgery, your response to surgery and underlying health issues. ...Read more

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For hallux rigidus, one surgeon said joint replacement, & one, fusion. I'm still mobile & want the less risky bone spur surgery. What do you advise?

Voice your opinion: I would get another opinion and let your feelings be known. You can have a surgery to clean up the joint as long as you know it's not the final solution. It could buy you some time before a fusion/implant. ...Read more

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About to have Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery. Severe Arthritis, several bone spurs, cysts. How much pain can I expect after, approx recovery time?

About to have Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery. Severe Arthritis, several bone spurs, cysts.  How much pain can I expect after, approx recovery time?

Depends: it is hard to say exactly because I am unsure why you are having the procedure exactly. there is literature to support arthroscopic debridement for shoulder arthrits and the results happened to be fairly promising with relatively quick recovery. however if you need a rotator cuff repair, for example, that may require prolonged recovery and immobilization ...Read more

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Can bone spurs return after surgery?

Possibly: Depending on where your spurs were removed from will help with the answer to this question. In general, bone spurs will no return. But, in some cases over many years there might be a recurrence of bone in the same location. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can a bone spur go away without surgery?

No: Generally the symptoms get better however.Usually doesn't need surgery. ...Read more

Bone Spurs (Definition)

Bone spurs, or osteophytes, are bony projections that form along joints, and are often seen in conditions such as arthritis. Bone spurs are largely responsible for limitations in joint motion ...Read more


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