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    Bone marrow edema
    dee95126 posted:
    Hello. I was recently diagnosed with bone marrow edema in my scaphoid and lunate bones. It is extremely painful, especially later in the day and seemed to get worse after the Doctor poked around on it. I am taking vicodin 5/500 for it 4 times a day and it?s not helping much. I?m scheduled to see a specialist next week. My PCP said the first line of treatment is usually a (cortisone, I think) shot. What I wanted to know is if anyone knows if this shot would be in the bone or the joint and if it is painful? How long it usually takes to heal and if can heal completely? If that doesn?t work, what is next? Also, is there another name for bone marrow edema besides a bone bruise, because I?m not finding a lot of info on it? I know this is a lot of questions; any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you very much in advance. Dee
    mujerfuerte responded:
    I am wondering what happened with your bone marrow edema? I have it in my ankles, just last month. I am being treated by a podiatrist, but am now wondering if this needs something different. Immobilization doesn't seem to have worked. I assume this was related to my use of Reclast.

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