Diagnosed to have a extra bone growth in ankle. What might be reason for this? - Online Doctor Chats
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i have a extra bone growth in my ankle wt might be reason for this?
Is this present since birth?
no no just got it digonised
I understand, but is this growth something which occurred recently or is it present since birth/
i m not sure whether it was since birth but i feel recently
Can you describe the symptoms for which you visited the doctor?
How was the extragrowth diagnosed - was it after X-rays?
yes i took xrays
and then doc confirmed
May I know the reason why you visited the doctor? It would be better if you can describe the symptoms you had?
Are you there?
cos of leg pain
i was gettting heel pain
could not walk
it was painful
Since when did you have this pain?
think since 1-2 months
once i had checked with u only
and the pain used to come and go now that it was little high had to visit doc
Thanks for sharing the details.
so could u be able to tel me wt might be the reason for this?
Extra bone is medically described as bone extosis.
It is something which can be present since birth.
Sometimes the growth is after birth.
This is an abnormal proliferation. The cause for this abnormal proliferation is unknown.
If multiple areas of bone develop similar growth, it can be linked to genetic factors.
Most often this extra growth is a benign condition which needs no special treatment.
However the growth needs to be monitored carefully.
but any remedy?
If there is rapid proliferation or if it causes severe pain and discomfort it can be treated by surgical excision.
The growth cannot be resolved with medication, it has to be excised by surgery.
no no not very severe
I understand, mild to moderate pain can be treated with pain killers.
doc gave me some tab and told to wear 1-3/4 heels
so that it wuld be fine
However as we do not recommend long term use of pain killers, if the pain continues to persist or if it worsens it needs to be operated.
Your doctors have recommended conservative treatment which I agree is the right approach now.
Ok any food deit required ? r excerise ?
Based on how you respond and how the extra growth is in future, we can decide the treatment.
Food and exercise are not known to make any difference with this problem.
You can continue to eat normally.
Restrict spicy food while on pain killers.
Have you followed?
yes yes got it Okk.. thank you so much will update after the tab course is over
Thanks for consulting me.
Bye for now.
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