I had the opportunity to meet Elizabeth, a fifteen-year-old girl from Wisconsin, after she had endured six months of bone-throbbing pain in her leg. She had taken large amounts of over-the-counter pain medicines for temporary relief.
The amount of medicine put her at risk of developing significant side effects like bleeding. There was nothing else that gave her relief from this nagging and worsening pain. Since the pain did not get better, there was concern for a fracture. Elizabeth had X-ray and CT scans performed, which showed classic imaging findings of osteoid osteoma, a painful bone tumor.