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Pain in a bone.
Synonym(s): osteodynia
[osteo- + G. algos, pain]


/os·te·al·gia/ (os″te-al´jah) pain in the bones.


Etymology: Gk, osteon, bone, algos, pain
any pain that is associated with an abnormal condition within a bone, such as osteomyelitis. ostealgic, adj.


Pain in a bone.
Synonym(s): osteodynia.
[osteo- + G. algos, pain]

ostealgia (äsˈ·tē·alˑ·jē·),

n a painful sensation related to an atypical condition of bone, such as osteomyelitis.

Patient discussion about ostealgia

Q. Is a bone tumor cancer? My son is 10 years old and his Doctor found a tumor on his bone in an x-ray he did to him. Is this cancer?

A. A bone tumor doesn't necessarily mean cancer. It could be a benign tumor and not a cancer one. Your son's doctor may then obtain a biopsy sample of the tumor. This involves taking a small sample of the tumor that can be examined in the laboratory to determine what kind of tumor it is. The biopsy can be obtained either through a small needle (needle biopsy) or through a small incision (incisional biopsy).

Q. is bone loss related to Arthritis?

A. It depends on the kind of arthritis. In some arthritic diseases there's local bone loss, and generalized bone loss (osteoporosis) may result from steroids used to treat arthritic diseases.

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Q. I have constant pain on my feet more on my bones than anything,do I have arthritis? I do already have plantar fascictis

A. Chronic arthritis is a disease of the elderly and it isn't common to suffer from it in young age, however joint pain or bone pain can be caused by several other reasons, that might not be chronic, such as an infection, excessive physical activity or such. You should see a doctor to evaluate the pain and joint movement. He/ she might send you to do an x-ray to see if there's something they can see that is wrong with the joint or bone (dislocation or fracture).

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