Bone pain isn’t as common as joint pain or muscle pain, but if you do have this problem, there are ways to treat it and ease the discomfort. This feature should help you determine whether it is joint pain or bone pain, zero in on the causes of bone pain, and offer you a simple solution for the treatment of bone pain.
Bone Pain Vs. Joint Pain
Before looking at what causes bone pain, here’s a quick way to check if it is bone pain or just joint pain. Bone pain is usually a sharp pain restricted to a small area when it is a fracture or deep dull pain when it is from other causes. The pain may persist even when you are not moving. Joint pain tends to be an ache and stiffness (and not usually a sharp pain) unless the cartilage at the joint has completely worn down causing a condition that’s described as ‘bone to bone’. If you have joint pain it tends to hurt more when moved.
Causes of Bone Pain
If you do have bone pain it is usually due to one of these reasons:
One of the most obvious causes of bone pain is a crack or fracture of the bone. This could happen as a result of a sports injury or may even be the result of a bad fall, or a road accident. You may experience a very sharp pain that worsens with any kind of pressure applied or movement. The area around that bone may be bruises, swollen, and tender. It may hurt when you put weight on that bone. In some cases, the limb may bend awkwardly or stick out.
A bone infection like osteomyelitis results in bone pain. Those with diabetes or kidney problems, as well smokers are more vulnerable. In addition to the pain, you may also have a fever, and experience swelling or redness in the affected area.
Those with osteoporosis have fragile bones and are more prone to fractures and may experience bone pain. Insufficient calcium intake, poor calcium absorption, prolonged illness, inflammation in the body due to other conditions, menopause, and aging can bring on this problem.
Lifestyle and Other Issues
In addition to these factors, there are lifestyle factors that may affect your bones. For instance, backbone pain causes could be – long hours at the desk, poor posture, not exercising enough, not eating a balanced healthy diet, smoking, or being overweight.
Bone pain may also occur due to other problems like Paget’s disease of bone(which causes misshapen or enlarged bones), leukemia, or due to cancer in the bone. Sickle cell anemia can also disrupt blood flow in the body and result in bone pain.
Bone Pain Treatment At Home
For relief from bone pain or joint pain, a topical remedy like Omnigel (also available as a spray) is a useful option. Easily available and fast-acting, this pain relief gel can be applied to the area around the bones that are painful. Omnigel relieves pain, inflammation, swelling, and stiffness in the affected region making it easier for you to carry on with your daily life.
You should also speak to your doctor to investigate the underlying cause of the bone pain so that he/she can prescribe medication, supplements, or any other treatment that can help with the problem.
Omnigel is available at pharmacies across the country and online and is a reliable pain-relief option for those with aching joints and other musculoskeletal pain.