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Bone Pain and Tenderness - Causes - Symptoms - Diagnosis - Treatment

Information on the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment options of bone pain and tenderness. Bone pain is not the same as joint pain or muscle pain. Bone pain can be caused from injuries, arthritic conditions or other more serious reasons. Seek out prompt medical attention for correct diagnosis and proper treatment whenever you experience bone pain and tenderness.
  1. A - Z: Joint Pain
  2. A - Z: Natural Therapies
  3. A - Z: Sports Injury
  4. A - Z: Symptoms
  5. A - Z: Treatments
  6. A - Z: Types of Arthritis
  7. Avascular Necrosis
  8. Gaucher Disease
  9. Hip and Other Bone Fracture
  10. Joint Protection
  11. Osteoporosis
  12. Paget's Disease of Bone

Bone Pain - What Arthritis Patients Should Know
Is bone pain the same as joint pain?

Pagets Disease of Bone Vs. Osteoarthritis
Pagets disease of bone and osteoarthritis are completely different disorders that share some of the same symptoms. What are the differences and similarities between Pagets disease of bone and osteoarthritis? How can Pagets disease of bone cause osteoarthritis?

Osteoporosis Pain - Osteoporosis: Coping With Chronic Pain
A two-part overview of pain relief options for osteoporosis. The fractures caused by osteoporosis can be very painful. Some people experience little or no pain, while others with osteoporosis suffer intense pain and muscle spasms that last long after a fracture has healed.

Guide to Avascular Necrosis
Also known as osteonecrosis, avascular necrosis is a disease that is caused by the loss of blood supply to the bones.

Bone pain or tenderness
Bone pain or tenderness involves aching or other discomfort in one or more bones.

Aging changes in the bones - muscles - joints
Changes in posture and gait are as universally associated with aging as changes in the skin and hair. The skeleton provides support and structure to the body. Joints are the areas where bones come together.

Osteomyelitis is an acute or chronic bone infection, usually caused by bacteria. The infection that causes osteomyelitis often is in another part of the body and spreads to the bone via the blood. Affected bone may have been predisposed to infection because of recent trauma.

Osteomyelitis (Image)
Osteomyelitis is infection in the bones. Often, the original site of infection is elsewhere in the body, and spreads to the bone by the blood. Bacteria or fungus may sometimes be responsible for osteomyelitis.

Osteomalacia involves softening of the bones caused by a deficiency of vitamin D or problems with the metabolism of this vitamin. There are numerous causes of osteomalacia. In children, the condition is called rickets and is usually caused by a deficiency of vitamin D.

Osteogenesis imperfecta (Brittle bone disease)
Osteogenesis imperfecta is a congenital (present from birth) condition of abnormal fragility of the bones. Osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) is classified into four major types (and further subtypes).

Bone Bruise (Image)
A bone bruise results from compressive forces incurred during an injury. The damaged areaoccurs in the medullary portion of the bone and can be accompanied by bleeding and swelling. Bruises are often caused by falls, sports injuries, accidents, or blows received by other people or objects. Bruises can last from days to months, with the bone bruise being the most severe and painful.

An Overview: The Long bones
Long bones are hard, dense bones that provide strength, structure, and mobility (such as the femur or thigh bone). A long bone has a shaft and two ends. There are also bones in the fingers that are classified as "long bones," even though they are short in length. This is due to the shape of the bones, not the actual size.

Long bones (Image)
Long bones have a thick outside layer of compact bone and an inner medullary cavity containing bone marrow. The ends of a long bone contain spongy bone and an epiphyseal line. The epiphyseal line is a remnant of an area that contained hyaline cartilage that grew during childhood to lengthen the bone.

Wrist Fracture - What You Need To Know
Wrist fracture is common after falling. People tend to stick out their arm to break the fall.

The skeleton (Image)
The skeleton consists of groups of bones which protect and move the body.

Hip fractures (Image)
Hip fractures occur as a result of major or minor trauma. In elderly patients with bones weakened by osteoporosis, relatively little trauma, even walking, may result in a hip fracture.

Acute vs. chronic conditions (Image)
Acute conditions are severe and sudden in onset. This could describe anything from a broken bone to an asthma attack. A chronic condition, by contrast is a long-developing syndrome, such as osteoporosis or asthma. Note that osteoporosis, a chronic condition, may cause a broken bone, an acute condition.

Compression fractures of the back
In a compression fracture of the vertebrae, the bone tissue of the vertebral body collapses. More than one vertebra may be affected. This condition may be caused by osteoporosis (the most common cause), tumor, or trauma to the back. (Illustrated)

Short bones
Short bones in the human body are cubelike, and have dimensions that are approximately equal. They include the carpal bones (hands, wrist) and tarsal bones (feet, ankles).

Flat bones
Flat bones consist of a layer of spongy bone between two thin layers of compact bone

The tibia
The tibia is the larger of two long bones in the lower leg (between the knee and ankle). Sometimes called the shin bone.

Broken Bone - Stress Fracture
If more pressure is put on a bone than it can stand, it will split or break. A break of any size is called a fracture. If the broken bone punctures the skin, it is called an open fracture (compound fracture). A stress fracture is a hairline crack in the bone that develops because of repeated or prolonged forces against the bone.

Skull Fracture
A skull fracture is a fracture or break in the cranial (skull) bones.

Nose Fracture
A nose fracture is a break in the bone over the bridge of the nose.

Is it a Fracture or a Break?
Fractures, broken bones--you can call it what you wish, it means the same thing--are among the most common orthopedic problems.

Broken Bones in Children
Fractures are an extremely common injury sustained by children; in fact it is probably the most common reason for a child to visit an orthopedic surgeon.

Proximal Humerus Fracture
Proximal humerus fracture is a common injury to the shoulder. Especially common in elderly individuals due to osteoporosis, proximal humerus fractures are among the most common broken bones.

Elbow Fracture (Olecranon Fracture)
An olecranon fracture is an injury to the most prominent bone of the elbow. People may call the olecranon the 'funny bone.' The bone is actually the end of the ulna, one of the two forearm bones.

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