Osteoarthritis and bone spurs

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I've had mri's of my spine and shows osteoarthritis with bone spurs in cervical thoracic and lumbar. This was done in 2007 (i was 35), now i have this horrible tendonitis in both wrists and i'm on prednisone. Could this be related to the arthritis? i'm seeing an ortho but he doesn't know about the osteoarthritis (i was just rereading my reports and it jumped out at me). What should i expect with this diagnosis? I have terrible neck pain and headaches and numbness on left side of body.
The spurs can occur as a result of a diseases such as osteoarthritis. In osteoarthritis, the cartilage in the joints are usually broken down and the body attempts to repair the loss. The body may create new areas of bone along the edges of the existing bones or the spurs. In this case, if the osteoarthritis is not controlled, there is a chance of recurrence. Discuss this with your doctor for proper evaluation. Take care and regards.
He said that I had so many bone spurs in the femur that he was surprised that I could bare weight at all. He did say that the osteoarthritis was a big factor in getting bone spurs. Good luck to you.
Does anyone have osteoarthritis and bone spurs? How fast do bone spurs grow? Do they grow on the base of the thumb? I have a lump that is hard (and hurts if I press on it) and about the size of a small pea, that was not there in September. In under 2 months this lump grew, and I want to know if it could it be a bone spur, or a rheumatoid nodule. (I have "diffuse osteoarthritis" in my joints and spine) and I am only 58. Does osteoarthritis manifest like this?
My visit with the surgeon was disappointing to say the least, he said no herniations only bone spurs? Is it possible a bone spur be accidently diagnosed as herniated discs? With all due respect to the man I feel he if way off base. Please advise your thoughts.
Accupucture may help - certainly doesn't hurt if you have a good practioner. I have bone spurs and was told to use a small magnet taped to the spot where the spur is every night - this draws blood flow to the area and apparently helps to decrease the spurs and the pain - ordered the magnet from a UK company - just waiting to get them. It's a very cheap remedy too, let's hope it works! You could have a Chiropractor check your posture.
Bone spurs are little bones that grow out of the normal bone, this why they are called bone spurs. These then press on nerves and cause aggravation and pain. This is typical of osteoarthritis.
I specifically asked this new doc if he saw any disc or bone spurs at that level and he said no. Lab work for RA was all negative. Has anyone had a similar experience???
Hi there, Dr. Rowena Santos thank you for all of your out put on bone spurs, im a glad to say my bone spur is on the posterier part of my C-2 so its not giving me difficlty swallowing or breathing, but it is so large in size its touching the next facet joint with some nerves. I am scheduled to get it removed in the next to weeks due to the tension and the headaces that are reoccuring everyday.You recommended proper examiantion, what did you have in mind?
My physio didn't say anything like that, i think i remember her saying i have some bone spurs there but not osteoarthritis, my gp's checked the x ray for another reason but they didn't say anything. My hip bone and socket is sort of narrow on one side of it. I'm freaking out about my future, there was pain before but not anymore, i'm not restricted at all other than the annoying hip clicking! I'm so scared. Now i'm having physio once a week.
I have pain constantly, and it never eases off at all, unless I put the stickers/plaster on me that seem to go deep into the bone... Their called " Vorwerk, Chilly Brand " - Porous cansicum plaster - I have since been told I have hip bursitis from a rheumatoligst, and he gave me 6 costizone shots in one day, 2 went in my hip bones, 2 went in my back bones, and 2 in the butt bones, The cortizone needles didn't work at all...
Hi there. Bone spurs are common in spine due to osteoarthritis, resulting from chronic pulling of ligaments over long time. Usually spurs form at facet joints, causing back or neck pain due to inflammation of facet joints and nerve irritation. EMG, NCV to exclude peripheral nerve compression, xray spine for arthritic changes and bone spur CT / MRI if any missed details on x rays.
Hi there. Bone spurs are common in spine due to osteoarthritis, resulting from chronic pulling of ligaments over long time. Usually spurs form at facet joints, causing back or neck pain due to inflammation of facet joints and nerve irritation. EMG, NCV to exclude peripheral nerve compression, xray spine for arthritic changes and bone spur CT / MRI if any missed details on x rays.
I read your comment at the right time, I also have suffered with degenerative bone disease for many years bone spurs, buldging disk in my back and neck, bursitis,osteo-pena in both my hips and just a couple weeks ago diagnosed with MS. I stay hopeful and prayerful that God will continue to bless me through these trying and sometimes seemingly unbareable painful days.
) Is gout something that is recurring? I also searched bone spurs and osteoarthritis. A friend of mine, also with MS, has some form of arthritis, but I cannot remember what type. It seems that she said it was osteo--but my memory fails me. Currently, I'm relying on my mother in law to get me to my appointments so I have been trying to figure it out so I know what to mention to my dr. by the time I'm able to get to see her. Just so many things out there that it could be anything.
48 year old female with Fibromyalgia and osteoarthritis: I had surgery on my foot 2 months ago to remove a bone spur on the top of my foot. I also had a toe (second toe, next to great toe) that was affected by separate pain and had completely turned crooked. The top of my foot - where the spur was removed is still very sore and painful if I wear shoes that tie or walk for any distance. The entire foot feels cramped as well.
Pain in left shoulder and left side of neck. Severe stiffness on waking up and find it difficult to move.
experience muscle and joint pain all of the time. also have multiple bone spurs on my spinal vertebrae which cause pain. my current dr. prescribed pravistacin 25mg. to control my cholesterol levels. are there contritictions with this drug and my mentioned conditions?
If they are symptomatic, they can cause pain in the joints or loss of motion in the joints. As mentioned from the other post, cervical bone spurs can protrude inward and may lead to difficulty in swallowing or breathing and even restrict blood flow to the brain. Bone spurs can be managed with medication or surgery. Sometimes, these can break off from the larger bone and becomes loose bodies that could lead to joint locking.
There are two places the first one is around the joint and is called by osteoarthritis and it takes long time to occur. The Second is where tendons meet the bone. The process of healing damage to this area can cause bone spurs. This is more of short term. Get yourself scanned and examined and follow up with an orthopedician. Take care!
The last 4 years I was doing a lot of cycling and playing tennis too. However the doctor told me to try and stop these and only do some swimming and light walking. I am feeling that I cannot do much now and I want an opinion from an expert. I started going to gym , which has also a pool, thus I go one hour for weight training and one hour to the pool. However is cycling ok for what I have? Or can I still do? Of course as i understand i have to stop soccer and tennis...
Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disorder that causes stiffness and pain in the joints. Osteoarthritis involves growth of bone spurs and degeneration of cartilage at a joint. It is very common in adults older than 45 and can cause joint pain. Joint pain may also be caused by bursitis (inflammation of the bursae). The bursae are fluid-filled sacs that cushion and pad bony prominences, allowing muscles and tendons to move freely over the bone.
I had a severe impact injury and although no bone injury was sustained the x ray showed marginal oesteophytes from L3 to L5 what is this and can this be a result of the injury
X ray- You have degenerative osteoarthritis between your C4 and C7 levels and bone spurs from C4-C7 and rating this I am also unsure of. If it is pressing on a nerve it is very severe due to nerve damage it can cause. They can be dissolved however. MRI-L4/5 L5/S1 you also have degenerative osteoarthritis causing narrowing between the vertebra.
I have confirmed that I have some osteoarthritis in my cervix and possibly small bone spurs. I have at least 38D or larger breasts, weigh 156 pounds and am 5 ft 5". The headache, eyestrain, and neck pain is killing me. It is worse if I use my hands, use my eyes, use the computer, drive, or do anything standing up more than a short while. Many days I come home, lay on the floor and horizontal exercises just to relieve the pain in my upper extremities.
Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disorder that causes stiffness and pain in the joints. Osteoarthritis involves growth of bone spurs and degeneration of cartilage at a joint. It is very common in adults older than 45 and can cause joint pain. Joint pain may also be caused by bursitis (inflammation of the bursae). The bursae are fluid-filled sacs that cushion and pad bony prominences, allowing muscles and tendons to move freely over the bone.
Sorry..it's Osteoarthritis...I forget sometimes and use the abbreviations! If you start to develop bone spurs (which I had according to the last CT) then as they grow, they can start to impinge on nerves. It is because the bone is weak, it keeps having very minor fractures and so your bone "overbuilds" itself. My GP is the same way now (wasn't before I was dx'd) but I still feel like I have to tread lightly so that I don't come at them with too much at once. It's ridiculous really!!
Trauma and tight shoes and osteoarthritis are other causes. The spurs from osteoarthritis irritate the deep peroneal nerve. Gout a metabolic disease can cause pain across the top of the foot due to intense inflammation due to deposits of monosodium urate crystals in soft tissues and joints. Consult an orthopaedician for detailed assessment. Take care.
I have been taking generic lortab 10/500 for my bone spurs and degenerative disc disease for some time. The pharamist recommended I have my doctor switch me to 10/325, which is found out is Norco, because I only have one kidney and they are finding that too much tylenol (aceptophenian) is bad for the kidneys and he was concerned. I don't think the Norco is working as well for my neck/back pain. My doctor said we go to oxycodone but that makes me nervous I've heard bad things about those.
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