Osteonecrosis

  • Condition causing death of bone
  • Symptoms may include joint pain, stiffness and swelling
  • Caused by lack of blood flow due to injury, constriction of blood vessels, infection or other disease processes
  • Risk may increase with alcohol abuse or steroid use
  • Cannot be spread from person to person
  • Affects males and females
  • Can occur at any age
  • May be mild to severe
  • Can be life threatening

Rest the affected joint

 

FOR PAIN

  • Apply hot or cold packs to the area
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Distraction
  • Over-the-counter medicine (refer to manufacturer’s recommendations for dosage):
    • Acetaminophen
    • Ibuprofen

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