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Chronic Pain (cont.)

Bone Pain

  • Pain in the bones from a bruise or a fracture is temporary. Pain from bone cancer, osteoporosis (softening of the bones that often appears in older people), osteomyelitis (an infection in a bone), or arthritis (inflammation of the joints) can last a long time.
  • Bone pain is gnawing and throbbing and may require long-term pain treatment. Bone pain from Paget's disease of bone can be treated with with bisphosphonates, such as alendronate (Fosamax). Sometimes, the NSAIDs (such as ibuprofen) are used. Sometimes opioids are needed.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 6/19/2014

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