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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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Managing Bone Spurs (Checklist)

Wear comfortable shoes
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Use heel cushions
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Ask your podiatrist if you'd benefit from prescription orthotics
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Ask your podiatrist about steroid injections
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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

You : You can try ice and advil (if you have no reasons you can't take advil), 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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Managing Bone Spurs (Checklist)

Visit Podiatrist
once
Wear appropriate shoe that provides cushion and comfort
daily
Use antiinflammatory medication
daily
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I had achillis tendonitis 8 months ago and have a small bump on my achillis tendon that bothers me a lot. Is this a bone spur or calsium deposit ?

Could be spur: It is possible that you have a spur of the heel bone. It is also likely that you have a thickened area of the tendon itself from scar tissue and tendon degeneration. ...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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Recovering from a Broken Bone (Checklist)

Exercise, stretch, to improve range of motion, strength & endurance
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Avoid repeat injury or irritating soft tissues before they are ready
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Follow up with your doctor as scheduled. Don't miss appointments.
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I have abnormally large wrist bones. Could it possibly bone spurs?

I have abnormally large wrist bones. Could it possibly bone spurs?

Not likely: Large bones are not uncommon, are not painful and are not at all serious. ...Read more

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Tendonitis (Definition)

Tendonitis is a condition in which there is swelling and irritation of a tendon, a thick fibrous cord that attaches muscle to bones. It can occur in any tendon in the body, and results in pain and tenderness ...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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