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What is the best way to overcome osteitis pubis and how quick will the recovery be?

I have recently been diagnosed with osteitis pubis and am chasing information from people who HAVE HAD IT. How long did it take to get back to full strength and what did you do to assist the healing and recovery?

Also, what physical exercise did you do to keep aerobic fitness at a good level?

Thanks a lot guys!

http://www.emedicine.com/pmr/topic92.htm  (+ info)

How bad is the pain from Alveolar osteitis (dry socket)?

I had a wisdom tooth out today (about 6 hours ago) and am gagging for a fag.

It won't be worth it. Dry sockets are extremely painful and can also be dangerous. I've seen people who have had to have an entire half of their jaw removed because it got infected.  (+ info)

Help with Osteitis Pubis, anyone know about this condition?

Hi, I have Osteitis Pubis since giving birth 18 months ago. It seems to be getting worse, a constant niggling pain that grosses me out!
Anyone else have this? How did you treat it?
I have been on anti inflamitories and they helped in the past, but it reoccurred when I stopped them.

I also have osteitis pubis from giving birth to my son 2 1/2 years ago. He was 11 lbs 11 oz. I feel like someone is trying to pry me apart with a crowbar. I have been in physical therepy for the last year, not much relief, just heating pads between my legs, and limit my walking. good luck to you!  (+ info)

Does anyone know about cervical osteitis. A friend of mine has got it, and was said that it is an extremely?

rare disease. Can anyone help him by sharing what you know.

I googled it and that term is sort of vague and non-specific..cervical refers to the neck bones and osteitis refers to inflammation of the bones (without saying what the cause is)...many causes according to wikipedia and an additional link that I found...possibly more causes than even found in these two original links...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osteitis (lists several possible causes of osteitis)

Types and some causes of osteitis-

1.) Hyperparathyroidism, leading to Von Recklinghausen’s disease of bone-

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osteitis_fibrosa_cystica (Osteitis fibrosa cystica, also known as Von Recklinghausen's disease of bone or Brown tumor..caused because of secondary to hyperparathyroidism)
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001252.htm (osteitis fibrosa cystica, also known as Von Recklinghausen's disease of bone or Brown tumor ..from secondary to hyperparathyroidism)

Clinical trials for osteitis fibrosa
http://www.clinicaltrials.gov/ct/search?term=Osteitis+fibrosa+&submit=Search&cystic.ID=term&cystic.badWord=cystica&cystoma.ID=term&cystoma.badWord=cystica&cystine.ID=term&cystine.badWord=cystica&fibroma.ID=term&fibroma.badWord=fibrosa&fibrose.ID=term&fibrose.badWord=fibrosa&fibromas.ID=term&fibromas.badWord=fibrosa&fibroscan.ID=term&fibroscan.badWord=fibrosa&fibrous.ID=term&fibrous.badWord=fibrosa&fibroses.ID=term&fibroses.badWord=fibrosa (mostly McCune Albright, but one other one for fibrous dysplasia of bone , which von Recklinghausen’s is…)

2.) Paget’s Disease
http://www.rarediseases.org/search/rdbdetail_abstract.html?disname=Paget%27s%20Disease (possible cause of Paget’s disease or osteitis deformans …scroll down for organizations)
http://www.paget.org/ (paget’s disease organization)
http://www.niams.nih.gov/bone/hi/paget/FF_Pagets_Disease.pdf (Paget’s disease or osteitis deformans …need adobe reader)
http://www.niams.nih.gov/bone/hi/paget/ff_paget.htm (Paget’s disease or osteitis deformans)
http://www.clinicaltrials.gov/ct/search?term=osteitis+deformans&submit=Search (clinical trials for Paget’s disease..osteitis deformans)

3.) McCune-Albright syndrome
http://www.rarediseases.org/search/rdbdetail_abstract.html?disname=McCune%20Albright%20Syndrome (possible cause of McCune Albright syndrome or Osteitis Fibrosa Disseminata or Fibrous dysplasia (monostotic, polyostotic McCune-Albright syndrome) …scroll down for organizations)
http://www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/mccune_albright_syndrome.cfm (mccune albright or fibrous dysplasia syndrome)
http://www.magicfoundation.org/www/docs/109/mccune_albright_syndrome.html (magic foundations for children’s growth disorders…mccune albright syndrome or fibrous dyplasia syndrome)
http://www.niams.nih.gov/ne/reports/congree_rep/cj2003/significitems.htm (go about a fourth of the way down the page to action taken or to be taken paragraph referring to fibrous dysplasia and genes)
http://www.clinicaltrials.gov/ct/search?term=Osteitis+Fibrosa+Disseminata+&submit=Search (clinical trials for Mccune Albright syndrome)

4.) Misc-
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osteitis_pubis (osteitis of pubic bone from physical stress)
http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Radiation_osteitis&action=edit (possible cause from radiation…mentioned in first article…but second detailed article is missing)
http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Radiation_osteitis&action=edit (osteitis of the molars)
http://www.imigraine.net/other/cranial.html (possible cause from syphilis)  (+ info)

arge hyperpigmented macules with irregular margins mcq step 1?

A five-year-old girl is brought to a pediatrician because she is developing breasts. Physical examination shows large hyperpigmented macules with irregular margins on one side of her back. Which of the following bony abnormalities would most be likely associated with these symptoms?
A. A combination of osteitis fibrosa cystica and osteomalacia* im guessing this one
B. A generalized thinning of bony spicules
C. Excessive bony deposition with obliteration of marrow
D. Formation of new bone beneath the periosteum of phalanges
E. Multiple localized whorls of connective tissue

Wow, this is a tough one. I would go with E. This is a presentation of McCune-Albright Syndrome (precocious puberty, cafe-au-lait spots). It is characterized by a fibrous replacement of bone with fibroblasts and collagen. Honestly, I forget if collagen has a whorled appearance to it or not (haven't gone over histo yet) but Choice E does have the words "connective tissue" in them so I'd choose this.

As far as I know, neither disease in Choice A is associated with any endocrine abnormalities involving sex hormones (or precocious puberty).  (+ info)

what is osteitis condensans and what can be done about it?


Osteitis condensans ilii is increased density in the iliac bone (ilium), which is located in the pelvis. Osteitis condensans ilii typically causes no signs or symptoms. However, some people experience low back pain or tenderness. It's often found incidentally on an X-ray of the pelvis or lower back done for some other reason.

Although the cause of osteitis condensans ilii isn't known, it occurs most often in women who've been pregnant.

Osteitis condensans ilii usually requires no treatment. However, if you experience back pain, your doctor may recommend:

* Physical therapy
* Pain relievers, such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen  (+ info)

Question about osteitis pubis?

2 years ago while playing football i got a severe case of op.i was out for 15 months and then i started pre-season about 6 months ago. only 3 games into the season ive got a reoccurence of it. can anyone help me get rid of it. its already ruined my chances of playing footy professionally and i just want to get rid of it. can anybody help?

Unfortunately you can't really get rid of it. Treatment consists of rest and physical therapy. You can have surgery although I'm not sure of the success rate. There are different approaches to the surgery itself, so ask your doc for a referral. Also check whether surgery will cure it long-term for you, or whether it will just be a temporary fix.  (+ info)

Joint supplement for osteitis pubis?

I was wondering what was the best joint supplement which helped the groin/ hip region?

Are there any researchers here who studies sport medicine who know what i should take with this condition. Ive had it for over 15 months

Osteitis pubis is a medical condition which is prevalent among footballers, runners and other athletes, particularly players of Australian rules football. In Australia the condition is increasingly being referred to as simply "OP", especially in media covering the Australian Football League.

Osteitis pubis, first described in 1924, is characterised by inflammation of the pubic symphysis, which is the joint at the front of the pelvis between the two ends of the pubic bone. This inflammation leads to sclerosis and bony changes of the pubis symphysis, causing both acute and chronic groin pain. The condition can render sufferers incapable of sustained physical activity. There is no specific treatment for the condition and it can seriously affect the careers of footballers affected by it.

The cause of osteitis pubis is excessive physical strain on the pubic bone, usually caused by the increasing rigorous demands of competitive sport, particularly football. In such sports, actions such as running, jumping, kicking and rapid changes of direction cause the abdominal and groin muscles to exercise a pulling or traction force on the pubic bone, which in some cases can result in excessive stress and inflammation. In Australian football this risk is increased by repeated jarring of the pelvis caused when players come down from the high leaps required by the game, and also by tackling from other players.

There is no specific treatment for osteitis pubis, including joint supplements which don't usually work, and osteitis pubis frequently causes long-term problems, in some cases ending a player's career. Management strategies involve modification of activity, physiotherapy, anti-inflammatory medication, and stretching and strengthening of the stabilising muscles. Surgical intervention, such as wedge resection of the pubis symphysis, is sometimes attempted in severe cases, but its success rate is not high, and surgery may lead to later pelvic problems.

You might try a glocosamine and chondroitin combo supplement. I honestly don't know if it will help, but is very safe, and since it helps with arthritis, maybe it will help with your osteitis pubis.  (+ info)

What does sclerotic changes at the sacroiliac joints mean?

The xray report says sclerotic changes at the sacroiliac joints may be due to degenerative changes or changes of osteitis desiccans ilii, Clinical correlation suggested. Not sure what any of this means and won't be seeing the doctor until the middle of October.

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I have a constant dull ache in the pubis area. I am male. I don't feel any discomfort when urinating but the ache is always there. One doctor said I had this condition (OSTEITIS PUBIS) but i don't play any high impact or any sports. Could I still have this condition without playing sports? Has anyone else had this problem?

This condition usually occurs when there is a lot of repetitive movement to the area. Which is why it effects football players so much.

But you can still suffer from the condition even if you don't play sports such as football.
Anything that uses those muscles in that area over and over again can cause it. Or just walking for some people.
Pregnant women also suffer this condition.

I would also be checked for a hernia as well as that can cause a continual ache as well.  (+ info)

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