Symptoms of Osteomyelitis

Symptoms of osteomyelitis depend on the location and severity of the infection and inflammation. Symptoms can include:

  • Tenderness, warmth and pain at the infection site
  • Redness and swelling at the infection site
  • Fever and chills
  • Nausea
  • Pus or other drainage from the wound
  • Lower back pain or stiffness (if the spine is infected)
  • Limping due to pain
  • Trouble bearing weight, using an arm or moving joints