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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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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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I am 14 weeks post-op left Achilles tendon surgery. I had tendonitis and heel bone spurs removed and reattachment. And i still have pain and swelling?

I am 14 weeks post-op left Achilles tendon surgery. I had  tendonitis and heel bone spurs removed and reattachment. And i still have pain and swelling?

Up to 6 months: Achilles tendon surgery such as what you had can take up to six months to heel. Suggest MLS Laser treatments for the pain and swelling. Other treatments could include the use of a TENS unit, as I am sure you have had physical therapy. ...Read more

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Cortisone inj. Today in rt. Shoulder at jt. For tendonitis. This eve. I have sign. Pain moving rt. Arm. Ice? Ys in december show degenerative joint disease with bone spurs from neck down length of back and right shoulder. Decreased rom with some pain

Cortisone inj. Today in rt. Shoulder at jt.  For tendonitis.  This eve. I have sign.  Pain moving rt. Arm.  Ice? Ys in december show degenerative joint disease with bone spurs from neck down length of back and right shoulder.  Decreased rom with some pain

You : You can try ice and advil (ibuprofen) (if you have no reasons you can't take advil (ibuprofen)), but if the pain persists or you have any fever or redness then you must call your orthopedist immediately for evaluation to be sure you aren't having a reaction or an infection. ...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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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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What can I do about pain from bone spurs in neck causes my right shoulder to hurt and tingling and nunmness in hand?

What can I do about pain from bone spurs in neck causes my right shoulder to hurt and tingling and nunmness in hand?

Bone spurs: See your neurologist or orthopedist for the best answer and treatment options . Good luck. ...Read more

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Numbness left hand middle to pinky. Bone spurs in neck and ddd in lower back.

Numbness left hand middle to pinky. Bone spurs in neck and ddd in lower back.

Unclear: Numbness in hand from middle to pinky suggests ulnar nerve impingement. If bone spurs were related pattern would usually be different from this. However, a C8 root syndrome might produce this pattern. Try to draw a line around the area of numbness (including all parts that are numb - hand and arm). Show to doctor. EMG/NCV study could be helpful. ...Read more

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Tingling neck to hand, electric shock, dropping things, my hand lets go of objects, Xray bone spurs in neck sending me to neurosurg. Correct next step?

Tingling neck to hand, electric shock, dropping things, my hand lets go of objects, Xray bone spurs in neck sending me to neurosurg. Correct next step?

Can vary: If there is either significant nerve root or spinal cord compression, surgery could be an option. An EMG test might be useful to ascertain whether you could delay surgery, as you might be a candidate for physical therapy. Discuss options with your doctor ...Read more

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Could tendonitis in the wrist be caused by having broken a bone?

Could tendonitis in the wrist be caused by having broken a bone?

Yes: Tendonitis can either be associated with an underlying break or symptoms of what is presumed to be tendonitis may actually be those of a un-recognized fracture. Likewise for ligament sprains. So if there are unresolved symptoms a plain x-ray, at the very least, is called for. ...Read more

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I have got tendonitis in my wrist. I need advice on how to treat it! My bones crack in my wrist. Do i need a cast if the pain gets too bad? Need help!

I have got tendonitis in my wrist. I need advice on how to treat it! My bones crack in my wrist. Do i need a cast if the pain gets too bad? Need help!

See details: The wrist needs to be evaluated. Casting is only very rarely needed. Splinting is easier. However, many areas of tendinitis can resolve with a simple cortisone injection. See a rheumatologist or orthopedist. ...Read more

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Ihad bone edema of grtr tuberosity &bicep tendonitis.Had shoulder injury, am unable to raise my hand. Had inj in shouldr. Will edema resolve. How long?

Shoulder pain: Post traumatic shoulder pain, greater tuberosity bone edema with biceps tendinosis should resolve with cortisone injections and pt .If symptoms persists or worsens MRI should be obtained for rotator cuff tear and other abnormalities. ...Read more

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What is the main difference between bone spurs and osteoarthritis?

What is the main difference between bone spurs and osteoarthritis?

Big difference: Bone spurs occur at the margins of the joint while osteoarthritis is a degeneration of the cartilage surfaces in the joint. Bone spurs are normally harbingers of osteoarthrits although it is possible to have oa without bone spur formation. It is unclear exactly why bone spurs form around arthritic joints. It is uncommon to develop bone spurs around non arthritic joints. ...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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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

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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Tendinitis (Definition)

The inflammation of a tendon, ...Read more