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Can osteoporosis or osteopenia cause severe joint pain?

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Dr. John Goldman
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
3 doctors agree

In brief: No

The risk of osteoporosis is fracture.
There is loss of bone density, impairment of bone integrity and strength. Loss of structural support and thus risk of fracture. People with both osteoporosis and osteopenia can fracture, but those with osteoporosis have a great risk since their bones are weaker. The joint pain would occur depending on the location of the fracture in a joint.

In brief: No

The risk of osteoporosis is fracture.
There is loss of bone density, impairment of bone integrity and strength. Loss of structural support and thus risk of fracture. People with both osteoporosis and osteopenia can fracture, but those with osteoporosis have a great risk since their bones are weaker. The joint pain would occur depending on the location of the fracture in a joint.
Dr. John Goldman
Dr. John Goldman
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Dr. Angus Worthing
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

These conditions are painless, unless they lead to a bone fracture (commonly in the middle of the back vertebrae, or after a fall on the wrist, hip, shoulder etc.
).

In brief: No

These conditions are painless, unless they lead to a bone fracture (commonly in the middle of the back vertebrae, or after a fall on the wrist, hip, shoulder etc.
).
Dr. Angus Worthing
Dr. Angus Worthing
Thank
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