What Does Osteoporosis Pain Feel Like?

Does osteoporosis cause pain if there are no fractures?

At first, osteoporosis causes no symptoms because bone density loss occurs very gradually. Some people never develop symptoms. However, when osteoporosis causes bones to break (fracture), people may have pain depending on the type of fracture. Most of these vertebral compression fractures do not cause pain.

What is the first sign of osteoporosis?

There typically are no symptoms in the early stages of bone loss. But once your bones have been weakened by osteoporosis, you might have signs and symptoms that include: Back pain, caused by a fractured or collapsed vertebra. Loss of height over time.

Can osteoporosis cause muscle pain?

Muscle spasms are also known to cause pain in people with osteoporosis. They are the result of nerves being pinched as one’s muscles tense to protect the joints, and in turn the bones. In some individuals, the microscopic fractures that can occur as bone thins can be experienced as painful.

Is osteoporosis painful in the legs?

Osteoporosis a condition of your bones where they are thin and subject to increased risk for fracture. However, osteoporosis does not usually cause pain unless you have a fracture. And it is unlikely that the leg pain you describe is from osteoporosis. So your first step is to make a diagnosis.