Bone pain is an extreme tenderness or aching in one or more bones. It’s commonly linked to diseases that affect normal bone function or structure. Find out the various causes of bone pain and other symptoms that may occur that help to determine a diagnosis. We’ll also explain treatment options and prevention methods.
Breakthrough pain is a type of pain that may occur in those who experience chronic pain. A sudden, intense spike of pain can happen after a sudden movement, coughing, or other activities. Some drugs can help control it, but they bring risks of their own. Find out more about coping with breakthrough pain.
Phantom pain is pain that feels like it's coming from a body part that's no longer there. Doctors once believed this post-amputation phenomenon was a psychological problem, but experts now recognize that these real sensations originate in the spinal cord and brain.
Myofascial pain syndrome is a fancy way to describe muscle pain. It refers to pain and inflammation in the body's soft tissues. MPS is a chronic condition that affects the fascia (connective tissue that covers the muscles). It may involve either a single muscle or a muscle group.