Ostealgia (Ostalgia, Osteodynia)

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Ostealgia: Also spelled ostalgia, and sometimes called osteodynia, ostealgia means refers to pain in a bone. Oste- means "bone" and both -algia and -dynia mean "pain."

Bone pain can be deep, penetrating, or dull. It usually results from injury but it can occur from the mechanical or chemical stimulation of the pain receptors in a bone's periosteum and endosteum. This can be cause by a tumor in the bone, which puts pressure on the bone as it grows in mass. It can be caused by mechanical instability of the bone, fracture, microfractures, osteomyelitis, a bone infection.

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