Does a bone infection make the bones hurt & how is it diagnosed?

Yes,it usually hurts. Please see a dr soon.Bone infections are very dangerous and often need surgery and long term IV antibiotics to treat.X-ray or ct may assist in diagnosis, with exam, CBC and sed rate.
Bone infection. Medical term for bone infection is osteomyelitis. It is a serious condition characterized by bone pain and fever. It is diagnosed by MRI of the affected area.