BONE PAIN vs MUSCLE PAIN IN CKD

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Pain as a sensation, wherever it might arise from, is solely felt because nerves present in that region relay it to our brain and back. This is a “protective reflex”, that tries to “inform” us about a potential health problem brewing within. It is the kind of pain (trust us, there are multiple types!) & what aggravates it, that can give us an idea of its site of origin. With that concept in place, let’s delve into the nitty-gritty of bone pain v/s muscle pain in CKD. Continue reading “BONE PAIN vs MUSCLE PAIN IN CKD”

BONE PAIN IN CKD: TREATMENT

Bone pain is an inevitable consequence of advanced Chronic Kidney Disease. Our previous article explained why this is the case. We elucidated on the “crosstalk” that exists between kidneys and bones in normal health, and how their “relationship turns painful” when Chronic Kidney Disease hits!

This article serves to cover the treatment principles that help make that debilitating pain go away, literally by acting as “relationship counsellors” for the Kidney & Bones.

Let’s get started then, shall we? Continue reading “BONE PAIN IN CKD: TREATMENT”

BONE PAIN IN CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE

Bone Pain in Chronic Kidney Disease

Most members of Club CKD are well-acquainted with that debilitating knee or lower back pain which intensifies as kidney failure approaches.

Your medical team gets your bloodwork done & may be able to relate this pain to desperately low levels of Vitamin D!
(provided you don’t already have a separate bone or nerve condition)

But we’re talking about Chronic Kidney Disease, right? What does Vitamin D have anything to do with it? And how does that cause you bone pain? Let us try & dissect this topic, shall we? Continue reading “BONE PAIN IN CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE”