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How are bone pain or muscle pain different?

How are bone pain or muscle pain different?

Difficult to say: I am not sure anyone can answer this question. Pain is generally either soft tissue or joint rather than bone or muscle. ...Read more

Dr. Sarkis Banipalsin
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Bone Pain (Definition)

Depending on who is using the term, bone pain can be used to describe a pain that seems very deep, as opposed to something more superficial, or the term can be limited to pain that arises from the bone itself. There are other potential causes of deep pain other than pain from the bone including pain from a pinched nerve ...Read more


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Excruciating pain in scapula, "mass" on mri. Bone spur or bone cancer?

Excruciating pain in scapula, "mass"  on mri. Bone spur or bone cancer?

Sorry to hear: This. A scapula is a very odd bone for a primary tumor, and also odd for something traveled to that bone, but it does no get bone spurs. A "mass" needs to be biopsied. However, it is more likely to be from some other place: lung, breast (w), prostate (m)...My last scapular met came from a kidney primary. ...Read more

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Soreness in diaphragm area muscle pain or GI issues?

See below: It could be either---a doctor needs to exam in order to determine what is going on. ...Read more

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Read that bone pain is symptom of bladder cancer. Hip bone or pelvic bone pain? Have some other symptoms and bad pain in hip bone. related?

Depends: If you have not had cancer, pain is most likely not due to cancer. In particular if it is chronic. Other causes of pain are much more likely. ...Read more

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Can inflammation around the si joint cause sciatica pain? Or muscle spasms of piriformis muscle?

Can inflammation around the si  joint cause sciatica pain? Or muscle spasms of piriformis muscle?

Yes/No: Rare that the SI joint can cause true sciatica, however it can cause a referred pattern of pain that is known to radiate down the back of the leg up to about the calf. Traditionally SI Joint pain most often causes tenderness and pain in the buttock area. Piriformis muscle may cause sciatica, but that is also not common. Suggest seeing a spine specialist to determine which is occurring. ...Read more

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Can joint hypermobility syndrome cause referred pain? Ex shoulder to collar bone or ankle or knee to shin bone?

Can joint hypermobility syndrome cause referred pain? Ex shoulder to collar bone or ankle or knee to shin bone?

Indeed: 28 y female queries whether Joint Hypermobility Syndrome, JHS, causes referred pain. Many w. hypermobile sacroiliac joint, largest joint in axial spine, suffer sciatica. Medical literature reports association of JHS & fibromyalgia, a widespread pain syndrome. ...Read more

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Could sharp needle upper chest pain below my collar bone be caused by shoulder pain or injury.?

Get it checked out: It could be from your shoulder but you should take this pain seriously. There is a slight chance it is coming from your heart. It's a good idea to go to the er. ...Read more

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Can bilateral flank pain be muscular skeletal?

Can bilateral flank pain be muscular skeletal?

Most likely: Bilateral flank pain can be from kidney stones, infection, pneumonia, rib pathologies and other causes. Muscle strain is the most common, however. ...Read more

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Could coccyx dislocation, fracture or coccydinia with pain & occasional numb feet cause bone erosion & tissue thickening on CT or something greater?

Could coccyx dislocation, fracture or coccydinia with pain & occasional numb feet cause bone erosion & tissue thickening on CT or something greater?

Tailbone pain: Tailbone pain is frequently caused by degenerated lumbar discs. Numbness in the feet can be cause by narrowing of the spinal canal from overgrown joints and ligaments. Generally, arthritis is not associated with bony erosion rather bony growth. ...Read more

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What disease could cause severe hip pain, muscle weakness, bone loss?

What disease could cause severe hip pain, muscle weakness, bone loss?

Hip pain: Your symptoms are not unique to one problem or disease. You should see a rheumatologist to get a diagnosis if your family doctor is unsure of the cause. ...Read more

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Could slight breast pain mean cancer or muscle strain?

Could slight breast pain mean cancer or muscle strain?

Yes: Most cancers of the breast don't cause pain but some do, so what you describe could be almost anything. At your age is not likely to be cancer but if it bothers you enough to ask, why don't you have it checked by your doc? Hopefully it will take a weight out of your mind. ...Read more

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Can costochondritis / inflammation cause left flank and pain at/near bottom rib or is it limited to the sternum/upper rib area?

Can costochondritis / inflammation cause left flank and pain at/near bottom rib or is it limited to the sternum/upper rib area?

Costrochondritis: Costco chondrites typically afflicts the stern all region though other forms of inflammation can involve ribs more posteriorly in the flank area. If this is not improving or remains persistent seek physician evaluation. ...Read more

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Dull achy growing pain like pain, from shoulder to hand left side. No chest pain etc. Feels like arthritis, pinched nerve or carpal tunnel. Opinion?

Herniated disk: When numbness and pain in the hand feel like its shooting down from the neck and shoulder region, there is likely a compression of the nerves in the cervical spine. This can be due to a herniated dis or arthritis in the neck. A good physical exam as well as some other studies like an MRI or EMG may be orderedk ...Read more

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Posterior hip pain when seated on hard floor is this more indicative of si jt pain or lumbar referred pain?

Posterior hip pain when seated on hard floor is this more indicative of si jt pain or lumbar referred pain?

It is one variable: Posterior (gluteal) hip pain is most commonly caused by pathology involving the lumbar spine or the sacroiliac joint & less likely caused by an unusual presentation of hip joint pain. This should be differentiated with deep pelvic pathologies which may refer pain to this area. The specific seated posture which aggravates the pain can serve as a clue. The diagnosis has more than one variable. ...Read more

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How does bone pain differ from muscle pain?

Pain is pain: You cannot tell muscle pain from bone pain. They both hurt. Only a physical exam and x-ray can make the right diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can bad bone marrow be the cause of pelvic girdle pain or otherwise known symphosis pelvis dysfunction?

Can bad bone marrow be the cause of pelvic girdle pain or otherwise known symphosis pelvis dysfunction?

Pubic Symphysis : Pubic symphysis dysfunction is usually due to deferential stress to the area. Commonly seen in someone with pelvic obliquity due to leg length discrepancy or muscle imbalances. If a previous injury happen due birth of child that can contribute. Not sure what you are referring to when you say bad bone marrow? ...Read more

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Deep burning pain near infraspinatus muscle radiating to upper deltoid, and scapulothoracic inflammation/cracking - possible diagnosis or diagnostic?

Nerve entrapment: Could be anything from a nerve entrapment in the region of your pain symptoms or simply nerve irritation due to inflammation, trauma, or a muscle disorder. Best to be seen by a neurologist for further information. I doubt the disorder would be in the brain or spinal cord itself although nothing can be 100% ruled out on just what you're saying without studies and a good examination. ...Read more

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Does osteoarthritis cause bone pain or is it the deformation of bone pressing on nerves that cause pain?

Does osteoarthritis cause bone pain or is it the deformation of bone pressing on nerves that cause pain?

Arthritis in joints.: Arthritis refers to pain in the joints, due to deterioration and calcification of the cartilage between bones. If you are having pain directly in the bone, something else is going on besides arthritis. ...Read more

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Facet joint pain or si joint pain? Pain is located in lower left, 2 inches from spine (l5-s1 area). No reffered pain. 2 somewhat positive facet blocks

Can Be both: However if the facet block gave you 70-100% pain relief, then more likely to be your fact joint. If less than 50% relief, then consider the SI joint as a definite source of your pain. Also if not ruled out already, I often find things like spinal stenosis or herniated discs also have this same pattern of pain. ...Read more

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Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more