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Osteoporosis: Managing bone painOOsteoporosis: Managing bone painOsteoporosis: Managing bone painEnglishMetabolicChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)BodyBonesNon-drug treatmentCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2013-12-17T05:00:00ZAnne Murphy, RN8.0000000000000066.0000000000000452.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ProcedureHealth A-Z<p>Bone pain is one of the most challenging aspects of osteoporosis. Learn about the different ways that bone pain can be treated.</p><p>Bone pain is one of the most challenging aspects of <a href="/Article?contentid=948&language=English">osteoporosis</a> for children, families and even health-care providers. Some children with osteoporosis will have bone pain often, but others might only have pain when they fracture a bone.</p><p>Sometimes it can be very difficult to decide if your child's pain is related to their bones or has another cause. Always discuss your child's pain with their bone health doctor or nurse.​<br></p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul> <li>A child with osteoporosis can have pain for many different reasons. Always discuss your child's bone pain with a health-care provider.</li> <li>Bone pain can be treated with over-the-counter medications, hot and cold compresses, movement and proper footwear.</li> <li>You can also help your child take their mind off their pain by using their imagination or relaxing their muscles.</li> </ul><h2>Over-the-counter medications</h2> <ul> <li>Your child's doctor or nurse may recommend that your child try over-the-counter pain medications such as <a href="/Article?contentid=62&language=English">acetaminophen</a> or <a href="/Article?contentid=153&language=English">ibuprofen</a>.</li> <li>Follow the instructions on the box or ask your pharmacist for help when giving pain medications to your child.</li> </ul> <h2>Heat and cold</h2> <ul> <li>Switch between hot and cold compresses on the area of bone pain. You can buy products to make hot and cold compresses in a pharmacy or grocery store. Or, if you prefer, you can make compresses yourself by soaking a cloth in hot or cold water and sealing it inside a plastic bag.</li> <li>Always wrap the compress in a towel before applying it to your child's skin. Leave it on for a maximum of 15 minutes at a time.</li> </ul> <h2>Movement</h2> <ul> <li>Encourage your child to be <a href="/Article?contentid=1969&language=English">active</a> and move around as much as they can. This helps their blood flow and encourages their muscles to support their bones.</li> </ul> <h2>Proper footwear</h2> <ul> <li>Active children can have bone pain after a lot of exercise. Make sure your child wears <a href="/Article?contentid=1947&language=English">proper running shoes</a> with good support to reduce the risk of pain in their heels, shins or knees.</li> <li>If your child still has heel, shin or knee pain when they are active, try using a gel insert inside their shoes to provide extra cushioning and support. You can buy these at your local pharmacy or sports store.</li> </ul> <h2>Distraction and relaxation</h2> <ul> <li>Encourage your child to do something they enjoy - this can help distract them from the pain.</li> <li>Let your child <a href="/article?contentid=1259&language=English">use their imagination</a> to take their mind off their pain, for example by picturing a favourite situation or memory. Having your child describe the scene using all their senses focuses their attention on something other than their pain.</li> <li>Your child can also use muscle <a href="/article?contentid=1259&language=English">relaxation</a> to ease pain. This involves tensing and relaxing specific groups of muscles before moving on to the next group. It can be done with audio guidance.</li> </ul><h2>Sources</h2> <p>National Institute of Health (2013). <a href="http://www.bones.nih.gov/">Publications on bone health, osteoporosis and osteogenesis imperfecta</a>.</p> <p>College of Family Physicians of Canada (2011). <a href="http://www.cfpc.ca/ProjectAssets/Templates/Resource.aspx?id=3523">Osteoporosis information for patients</a>.</p> <p>International Osteoporosis Foundation (2013). <a href="http://www.iofbonehealth.org/content-type-semantic-meta-tags/bone-health-brochures">Bone health brochures</a></p> <p>Osteogenesis Imperfecta Foundation (2013). <a href="http://www.oif.org/site/DocServer/med_guide.pdf?docID=4501">Osteogenesis Imperfecta: A Guide for Medical Professionals, Individuals and Families affected by OI</a>.</p>
Soulager les douleurs aux os (ostéalgie)SSoulager les douleurs aux os (ostéalgie)Osteoporosis: Managing bone painFrenchMetabolicChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)BodyBonesNon-drug treatmentCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2013-12-17T05:00:00ZAnne Murphy, RN8.0000000000000066.0000000000000452.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ProcedureHealth A-Z<p>La douleur aux tissus osseux est l’aspect de l’ostéoporose qui est le plus difficile. Apprenez les différentes façons de soulager les douleurs aux os.</p><p>Les douleurs aux tissus osseux (ostéalgie) est l’aspect de l’<a href="/Article?contentid=948&language=French">ostéoporose</a> qui est le plus difficile à gérer pour les enfants touchés, leurs familles et même leurs fournisseurs de soins de santé.</p> <p>Certains enfants atteints d’ostéoporose peuvent souvent éprouver des douleurs aux os, tandis que des douleurs ne se manifesteront chez d’autres que s’ils se fracturent un os.</p> <p>Il vous sera sans doute parfois très difficile de déterminer si les douleurs de votre enfant sont associées à ses os ou si elles sont d’une autre origine. Discutez de ces douleurs avec le médecin ou l’infirmier prenant votre enfant en charge à chaque rendez-vous au centre de santé osseuse.</p><h2>À retenir</h2> <ul><li>Les enfants atteints d’ostéoporose peuvent éprouver des douleurs d’origines très variées. Discutez de ces douleurs avec le fournisseur de soins de santé de votre enfant à chaque rendez-vous au centre de santé osseuse.</li> <li>Vous pouvez soulager les douleurs osseuses de votre enfant à l’aide d’analgésiques en vente libre et de compresses chaudes et froides appliquées en alternance et en vous assurant qu’il est actif et porte des chaussures appropriées durant ses activités.</li> <li>Vous pouvez aussi distraire votre enfant de ses douleurs à l’aide de de techniques de visualisation et de de relaxation musculaire.</li></ul><h2>Médicaments en vente libre</h2> <ul><li>Le médecin ou l’infirmier responsable de votre enfant peut vous conseiller d’essayer de soulager les douleurs de votre enfant à l’aide d’analgésiques en vente libre comme l’<a href="/Article?contentid=62&language=French">acétaminophène</a> (paracétamol) ou l’<a href="/Article?contentid=153&language=French">ibuprofène</a>.</li> <li>Suivez les instructions sur la boîte ou demandez à votre pharmacien de vous expliquer comment procéder lorsque vous donnez des analgésiques à votre enfant.</li></ul> <h2>Alternance chaud-froid</h2> <ul><li>Appliquez des compresses dans la région de la douleur osseuse en alternant entre le chaud et le froid. Vous pouvez acheter les produits nécessaires aux compresses chaudes et froides dans les pharmacies ou les épiceries. Si vous préférez, vous pouvez fabriquer les compresses vous-même : trempez d’abord un linge dans l’eau chaude ou froide, puis insérez-le dans un sac en plastique et assurez-vous de bien le sceller.</li> <li>Veillez à toujours envelopper les compresses d’une serviette avant de les appliquer sur la peau de votre enfant. Laissez reposer les compresses sur la région douloureuse pendant 15 minutes au plus à chaque application.</li></ul> <h2>Activité physique</h2> <ul><li>Encouragez votre enfant à être <a href="/Article?contentid=1969&language=French">actif</a> et à bouger le plus possible. L’activité physique favorise la circulation sanguine et fait travailler les muscles de sorte qu’ils peuvent soutenir les os.</li></ul> <h2>Port de chaussures appropriées</h2> <ul><li>Des douleurs osseuses peuvent se manifester chez les enfants actifs après une longue période d’activité physique. Assurez–vous que votre enfant porte des chaussures de sport appropriées offrant un bon soutien pour réduire les risques de douleurs aux talons, aux tibias ou aux genoux.</li> <li>Si les douleurs aux talons, aux tibias ou aux genoux persistent quand votre enfant est actif, une solution serait peut-être d’insérer des coussinets ou des semelles en gel dans ses chaussures pour plus de confort et un meilleur soutien. Vous trouverez ces produits dans les pharmacies et les magasins d’articles de sport.</li></ul> <h2>Distraction et relaxation</h2> <ul><li>Encouragez votre enfant à s’occuper comme il lui plait, ce qui peut détourner son attention de la douleur.</li> <li>Une autre façon de le distraire de de la douleur est de l’inciter à <a href="/article?contentid=1259&language=French">mettre son imagination à profit</a> pour visualiser, par exemple, une situation ou un souvenir qui le rend heureux et de vous décrire la scène en utilisant tous ses sens.</li> <li>Votre enfant peut aussi avoir recours à la <a href="/article?contentid=1259&language=French">relaxation</a> musculaire progressive pour soulager son mal. Cette technique consiste à contracter et à relâcher systématiquement des groupes musculaires précis avant de passer au prochain groupe. Les exercices de relaxation peuvent être faits à l’aide de scénarios sur DC ou MP3.</li></ul><p>National Institute of Health (2013). <a href="http://www.bones.nih.gov/">Publications on bone health, osteoporosis and osteogenesis imperfecta</a>.</p> <p>College of Family Physicians of Canada (2011). <a href="http://www.cfpc.ca/ProjectAssets/Templates/Resource.aspx?id=3523">Osteoporosis information for patients</a>.</p> <p>International Osteoporosis Foundation (2013). <a href="http://www.iofbonehealth.org/content-type-semantic-meta-tags/bone-health-brochures">Bone health brochures</a></p> <p>Osteogenesis Imperfecta Foundation (2013). <a href="http://www.oif.org/site/DocServer/med_guide.pdf?docID=4501">Osteogenesis Imperfecta: A Guide for Medical Professionals, Individuals and Families affected by OI</a>.</p>

 

 

Osteoporosis: Managing bone pain1190.00000000000Osteoporosis: Managing bone painOsteoporosis: Managing bone painOEnglishMetabolicChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)BodyBonesNon-drug treatmentCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2013-12-17T05:00:00ZAnne Murphy, RN8.0000000000000066.0000000000000452.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ProcedureHealth A-Z<p>Bone pain is one of the most challenging aspects of osteoporosis. Learn about the different ways that bone pain can be treated.</p><p>Bone pain is one of the most challenging aspects of <a href="/Article?contentid=948&language=English">osteoporosis</a> for children, families and even health-care providers. Some children with osteoporosis will have bone pain often, but others might only have pain when they fracture a bone.</p><p>Sometimes it can be very difficult to decide if your child's pain is related to their bones or has another cause. Always discuss your child's pain with their bone health doctor or nurse.​<br></p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul> <li>A child with osteoporosis can have pain for many different reasons. Always discuss your child's bone pain with a health-care provider.</li> <li>Bone pain can be treated with over-the-counter medications, hot and cold compresses, movement and proper footwear.</li> <li>You can also help your child take their mind off their pain by using their imagination or relaxing their muscles.</li> </ul><h2>Over-the-counter medications</h2> <ul> <li>Your child's doctor or nurse may recommend that your child try over-the-counter pain medications such as <a href="/Article?contentid=62&language=English">acetaminophen</a> or <a href="/Article?contentid=153&language=English">ibuprofen</a>.</li> <li>Follow the instructions on the box or ask your pharmacist for help when giving pain medications to your child.</li> </ul> <h2>Heat and cold</h2> <ul> <li>Switch between hot and cold compresses on the area of bone pain. You can buy products to make hot and cold compresses in a pharmacy or grocery store. Or, if you prefer, you can make compresses yourself by soaking a cloth in hot or cold water and sealing it inside a plastic bag.</li> <li>Always wrap the compress in a towel before applying it to your child's skin. Leave it on for a maximum of 15 minutes at a time.</li> </ul> <h2>Movement</h2> <ul> <li>Encourage your child to be <a href="/Article?contentid=1969&language=English">active</a> and move around as much as they can. This helps their blood flow and encourages their muscles to support their bones.</li> </ul> <h2>Proper footwear</h2> <ul> <li>Active children can have bone pain after a lot of exercise. Make sure your child wears <a href="/Article?contentid=1947&language=English">proper running shoes</a> with good support to reduce the risk of pain in their heels, shins or knees.</li> <li>If your child still has heel, shin or knee pain when they are active, try using a gel insert inside their shoes to provide extra cushioning and support. You can buy these at your local pharmacy or sports store.</li> </ul> <h2>Distraction and relaxation</h2> <ul> <li>Encourage your child to do something they enjoy - this can help distract them from the pain.</li> <li>Let your child <a href="/article?contentid=1259&language=English">use their imagination</a> to take their mind off their pain, for example by picturing a favourite situation or memory. Having your child describe the scene using all their senses focuses their attention on something other than their pain.</li> <li>Your child can also use muscle <a href="/article?contentid=1259&language=English">relaxation</a> to ease pain. This involves tensing and relaxing specific groups of muscles before moving on to the next group. It can be done with audio guidance.</li> </ul><h2>Sources</h2> <p>National Institute of Health (2013). <a href="http://www.bones.nih.gov/">Publications on bone health, osteoporosis and osteogenesis imperfecta</a>.</p> <p>College of Family Physicians of Canada (2011). <a href="http://www.cfpc.ca/ProjectAssets/Templates/Resource.aspx?id=3523">Osteoporosis information for patients</a>.</p> <p>International Osteoporosis Foundation (2013). <a href="http://www.iofbonehealth.org/content-type-semantic-meta-tags/bone-health-brochures">Bone health brochures</a></p> <p>Osteogenesis Imperfecta Foundation (2013). <a href="http://www.oif.org/site/DocServer/med_guide.pdf?docID=4501">Osteogenesis Imperfecta: A Guide for Medical Professionals, Individuals and Families affected by OI</a>.</p><img alt="" src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/osteoporosis_managing_bone_pain.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/osteoporosis_managing_bone_pain.jpgOsteoporosis: Managing bone painFalse

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