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Want to get rid of these bone spurs? Options?

Want to get rid of these bone spurs? Options?

Excision: Typically, the only way to remove a bone spur would be with surgery. ...Read more

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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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I have bone spurs on the spine-- can I get rid of them without surgery?

I have bone spurs on the spine-- can I get rid of them without surgery?

No: No, but the presence of bone spurs does not mean you have to have surgery. Sometimes the symptoms can be well managed no operatively and surgery avoided. ...Read more

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Why are there bone spurs on each of my feet and how do I get rid of them?

Why are there bone spurs on each of my feet and how do I get rid of them?

Depends: Where spurs are. Many form from ecessive tension on tendons or ligament at attachment to bone. Sometimes excessive pressure from shoe or other bone can cause this as well as. Key to alleviating symptoms is to remove tension or pressure. Only way to actually remove spur is with surgery, but this may not be necessary if symptoms can be relieved in other ways. ...Read more

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If I have a bone spur on my heel, does it have be cut off to get rid of the pain?

If I have a bone spur on my heel, does it have be cut off to get rid of the pain?

Heel spur: No. Heel spurs are caused by plantar fasciitis. And should not be removed. If the plantar fasciitis is treated it will alleviate the heel pain. ...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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My mom has a bone spur on her foot. Shes had it for a while. Shes about 250+, im not sure. Is this why she has a bone spur? What can she do to get rid of it? I've only had it twice but it went away by itself

My mom has a bone spur on her foot. Shes had it for a while. Shes about 250+, im not sure. Is this why she has a bone spur? What can she do to get rid of it? I've only had it twice but it went away by itself

Loss the weight: Weighing 250 plus pounds is hard on the feet. Bone spurs in the feet depending on there location are a result of either traumatic arthritis or abnormal pulling on bone from tendons or ligaments. Recommend seeing your podiatrist and losing weight. ...Read more

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I have a very painful bone spur on the outside of my left foot. It is painful to touch, and wear shoes. How is a good way to get rid of it.

I have a very painful bone spur on the outside of my left foot. It is painful to touch, and wear shoes. How is a good way to get rid of it.

The only way to : Get rid of a spur is to have it removed. Having said that, you can get rid of the inflammation around the spur and sometimes that relieves the pain...See a foot doc for help. ...Read more

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What are treatment options for bunions or bone spurs?

What are treatment options for bunions or bone spurs?

Shoes / surgery: My understanding of your problem makes me think that you are concerned about bone spurring around your bunion deformity. You may have hallux limitus. This is usually spurring to the top of the joint causing limitation of movement and discomfort. Conservative care consists of a stiffer, thicker soled shoe with good support. Surgery may be needed based on symptoms. See your foot specialists. Dr l. ...Read more

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Bone spurs on balls of both feet. Treatment options? Recovery time?

Bone spurs on balls of both feet. Treatment options? Recovery time?

Bone spurs: This is a difficult question to answer without more exact info. I am assuming you have metatarsal bones that are bulging against the bottom of the foot, causing pain and possible painful callus/corn formation. Treatments include orthotic devices to reduce the abnormal pressures or surgery to improve the weightbearing balance amongst the bones. Recovery from that is usually a few weeks. ...Read more

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What are treatment options for painful TMD? I have crepitus, pain and spasms. X-rays showed bone spurs and flattening in the joint.

What are treatment options for painful TMD? I have crepitus, pain and spasms. X-rays showed bone spurs and flattening in the joint.

Depends: If you've had imaging of the joint, I assume you've had a diagnosis? If so, the treatment depends on the diagnosis. It could range anywhere from physical therapy to surgery. This issue is so individualized it is actually counterproductive to get a list of options when many of them may not be appropriate to your situation. No harm in getting additional opinions from docs who actually see you, tho. ...Read more

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What cause heal spurs or bone spurs. I am Refuring to the type of spur that occurs on the back of the heal, not the bottom. What can I do to prevent?

What cause heal spurs or bone spurs. I am Refuring to the type of spur that occurs on the back of the heal, not the bottom. What can I do to prevent?

Many spurs are: traction related, so that as tendon pulls at the bone the spur develops. This can happen by the pull of the plantar fascia on the bottom or the achilles tendon in the back of the heel. In the back of the heel it can also be caused by pressure on the back of the heel, so that the counter of the shoe if it rubs a lot that can cause bone growth via Wolf's law….pressure on bone will cause bone to grow ...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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What is the best treatment for bone spurs in c/t spine?

What is the best treatment for bone spurs in c/t spine?

Dose it bother you: If it dose and not improve by medications, go and see neuro- surgeon he will tell out if you an operation to take it out. ...Read more

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

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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I have bone spurs in my feet, spine, shoulder and hip. Is there any treatment other than surgery? What causes spurs?

Spurs: There are many places bone spurs can occur. See a podiatrist for those that occur in the foot. He/she will take x rays and guide you in what needs to be done . Good luck. ...Read more

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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