Bone pain or tenderness
Bone pain or tenderness is aching or other discomfort in one or more bones.
Aches and pains in bones; Pain - bones
Bone pain is seen less commonly than
joint painand muscle pain. The source of bone pain may be obvious, as in a fracturefollowing an accident. Or it may be more subtle, such as cancer that spreads ( metastasizes) to the bone.
Whatever the source, bone pain should always be taken seriously. Seek medical attention any time you have bone pain.
Bone pain can occur with many injuries or conditions:
- Cancer in the bones (primary malignancy)
- Cancer that has spread to the bones (metastatic malignancy)
- Disruption of blood supply (as in
sickle cell anemia)
- Infected bone (
- Injury (trauma)
- Loss of mineralization (
- Toddler fracture (a type of stress fracture that occurs in toddlers)