Osteoporosis: Managing bone pain

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Bone pain is one of the most challenging aspects of osteoporosis. Learn about the different ways that bone pain can be treated.

Key points

  • A child with osteoporosis can have pain for many different reasons. Always discuss your child's bone pain with a health-care provider.
  • Bone pain can be treated with over-the-counter medications, hot and cold compresses, movement and proper footwear.
  • You can also help your child take their mind off their pain by using their imagination or relaxing their muscles.
Last updated: December 17th 2013