"There are over 200 causes of bone pain."
National Institute of Health

Bone pain is not the same as joint pain or muscle pain and must be given separate, careful diagnosis.
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  Bone Pain One of the most common conditions is the osteoarthritis of the knee, which the breakdown of the tissues that protect the bones.


What is it?

To diagnose your condition, the doctor will ask you about your symptoms and medical history and may suggest laboratory tests and x-rays. There is no specific blood test for osteoarthritis. The results of blood tests that indicate general inflammation, are often normal in osteoarthritis patients, but may be elevated if you have rheumatoid arthritis, a different form of joint disease.


There are surgical and non-surgical treatments of osteoarthritis. For pain relief, acetaminophen (Tylenol) is generally the first choice. Another large class of pain-relieving drugs are the opioid medications, which have morphine-like properties.

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