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Doctor insights on: Torn Tendon And Wrist Bone Spur

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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 a partially torn infraspinatus tendon, 2 bone spurs, and an inflamed subdeltoid bursa be causing my daily headaches?

Can a partially torn infraspinatus tendon, 2 bone spurs, and an inflamed subdeltoid bursa be causing my daily headaches?

Possibly: Pain in the shoulder area can cause a person to guard the area using the neck muscles as a backup. This tension in the neck can contribute to a person to experience more frequent tension headaches. ...Read more

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My tendon is popped over my wrist bone and causing pain and numbness. Is this something serious?

My tendon is popped over my wrist bone and causing pain and numbness. Is this something serious?

It can be: Sometimes the prominence of the tendon over the wrist is normal and is not dangerous. Other times if the tendon is snapping over the bone especially after an injury on someone with arthritis this can lead to tendon problems. Evaluation by hand surgeon will help make a diagnosis and determine the treatment. ...Read more

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I have a bone spur under my achilles' tendon and have developed synovitis around up my achilles' tendon. Burns and hurts. Can you help?

I have a bone spur under my achilles' tendon and have developed synovitis around up my achilles' tendon. Burns and hurts. Can you help?

Ouch: First line of treatment is eccentric stretching of the achilles, anti-inflammatories, and modification of the heal counter of the shoe. If conservative treatment fails, then surgery is an option to remove the spur. ...Read more

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Would bone spurs hurt 24/7? I have either those or a tendon problem. front of ankle only hurts to lunge/jump and KILLS to tumble on if I try even once

Would bone spurs hurt 24/7? I have either those or a tendon problem. front of ankle only hurts to lunge/jump and KILLS to tumble on if I try even once

Bone spurs: can be caused by abnormal stress or traction on tendons, so you could have a tendon problem that leads to a bone spur. See your doctor or an orthopedic surgeon/sports medicine specialist to get evaluated. ...Read more

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Tiny hard knot in the side of my wrist. Not protruding,not growing, hard as a brick and stuck to the bone. Doesn't move. Will a brace help? Bone spur?

Tiny hard knot in the side of my wrist. Not protruding,not growing, hard as a brick and stuck to the bone. Doesn't move. Will a brace help? Bone spur?

No: No, a brace would be unlikely to help with what you are describing. It could very well be a bone spur. I would not hesitate to be seen and evaluated for an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have a bone spur on top of the patella? I know it will have to be removed, but I am worried about the patella tendon. How is this surgery performed?

I have a bone spur on top of the patella? I know it will have to be removed, but I am worried about the patella tendon. How is this surgery performed?

Do not worry: A bone spur on top of the patella is a sign of chronic inflammation of the quadriceps tendon and may be seen in patients that sustain a quadriceps tendon rupture--most often men in their 40s and 50s. Most bone spurs rarely involve the joint and their presence alone does not warrant surgery. With physical activity, proper warm up and a cool down period that includes gentle stretching can help. ...Read more

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Is physical therapy really going to help a bone spur in the wrist?

Is physical therapy really going to help a bone spur in the wrist?

Pain and swelling: associated with a bone spur, or a arthritic joint may feel better with conservative methods such as Pt , ot, nsiads, ice for overuse, warmth for stiffness, splints for excessive force causing pain etc, but of course no one of these methods will alter the bone or joint. Much of the "treatment: for joint arthritis, bone spurs etc is palliative and we treat symptoms "help" comes w symptom reduction ...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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I have a bone spur in my wrist that is starting to tingle and hurt and has done this for a few days, do I need to go to the doctor?

I have a bone spur in my wrist that is starting to tingle and hurt and has done this for a few days, do I need to go to the doctor?

Not necessarily.: Whatever's going on could have been irritated by recent trauma or repetitive movements (like typing). If it were me, i'd just ice it, try some anti-inflammatories like Ibuprofen and see if it settles down. If there's any sign of worsening or infection (redness, increased pain or fever), make sure to see your doc then. ...Read more

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Can anything be done for bone spurs on the knee cap? I have a large one on my L knee where I had a tendon release surgery done 7 yrs ago.

Can anything be done for bone spurs on the knee cap? I have a large one on my L knee where I had a tendon release surgery done 7 yrs ago.

Pain is the issue.: I assume you are having pain in the front of your knee that wasn't resolved with a procedure, perhaps, a lateral release, If this is the case, some patients require a more complicated procedure assuming you have failed a course of physical therapy. ...Read more

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I had a bad foot sprain leading to formation of a bone spur that grew into one of my tendons causing pain/snapping. Had it removed. Could it return?

I had a bad foot sprain leading to formation of a bone spur that grew into one of my tendons causing pain/snapping. Had it removed. Could it return?

Maybe: I'm not certain we have all of the information but it sounds like this could possibly occur again depending on what the clinical setting is. Your physician knows more about your total case he or she would be the best person to discuss this question with ...Read more

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Is it normal to have shock-like feelings after having bone spurs removed from wrist?

Is it normal to have shock-like feelings after having bone spurs removed from wrist?

Shocks : No- this is a sign of nerve irritation or injury. This needs to be looked at by surgeon who removed spur. ...Read more

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10 weeks post-op left Achilles tendon surgery. I had tendonitis and heel bone spurs removed. And i still have pain and swelling. Is this normal?

10 weeks post-op left Achilles tendon surgery. I had tendonitis and heel bone spurs removed. And i still have pain and swelling. Is this normal?

Up to 6 months: The surgery that you had can take up to six months to heal. Other post operative pain treatments could include the use of a TENS unit and or MLS laser treatments. ...Read more

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Can you get bone spurs with a broken hand?

Can you get bone spurs with a broken hand?

Yes in jointfracture: Bone spurs usually arise in responses to wear and tear over time and is a hallmark of arthritis. Patients with fractures involving the articular surfaces are more prone to develop arthritis at an earlier age in those joints than in a non-injured joint. Bone spurs can also develop at tendon and ligament insertions into bones. See a hand surgeon. ...Read more

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Dr. Arnold Zuckman
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Tendon Rupture (Definition)

A tendon rupture occurs when the structure of the tendon becomes discontinuous. The tendon connects a muscle to a bone allowing the contractile force of the muscle to be transmitted to the bone allowing for motion to occur. In a tendon rupture, this ...Read more


Tendon (Definition)

Tendons are made up of collagen and are the functional tissue that interfaces between muscles and bone. Muscles generate force that is transmitted through its tendon that inserts on a specific bone that is moved in the plane of the connecting joint made ...Read more