Osteomyelitis is an inflammation of the bone marrow and surrounding bone caused by an infection. Symptoms of osteomyelitis include fever, pain and tenderness in the afflicted area, swelling, redness and warmth in the afflicted area, difficulty moving the joints surrounding the area, difficulty bearing weight, irritability, and generally feeling unwell. Treatment options include medication, surgery, pain management, guided imagery, herbal remedies, homoeopathy, vitamin supplements, and acupuncture.