Child symptom Guide

Leg pain

Children who are active are often develop leg pain or have a noticeably limping after sport injuries. If persistent leg pain complain your child is or does it have a noticeable limp, which not a known injury is linked, should seek medical advice. They must also be evaluated her if she refuses to have to bear weight on one of their legs, or both. Here are some causes of leg pain:

Sports injuries – limp or pain may occur after sport injuries. These types of injuries include knee sprains and strains, sprains and strains, or a muscle sprain. If the pain and limp on for a few days, you should take them to the doctor.

Toddler fracture – This is a common reason why younger children lag. It comes to a fabric one of the bones of the lower leg, the tibia called, and this can occur if a simple fall. There is usually very little redness or swelling on warning you this break, but your child may refuse to walk or complaining about pain. This type of fracture is difficult to diagnose without an X-ray, and if you suspect that your child has, they take to their doctor’s Office.

Legg Perthes – This is a reason for leg pain and a limp for children aged between three and ten years old. The cause of Legg-Perthes is unknown, but it is a condition, where is the blood supply to the top of the thigh bone broken, causing the bones stop growing. Once diagnosed, and the blood supply is resumed, the leg can grow. These children are treated with crutches, casts, braces, and occasionally surgery. Be a child with Legg-Perthes might special exercises to do and also in double traction. With the proper treatment, this condition is curable, and your child will run normally.

Slipped capital femoral epiphysis – This is a common hip disorder that occurs in obese adolescents and results in more pain from the hip. Sometimes, these children also exercise and knee have limited pain. Diagnosis is made by X-ray the hips. Many children with SCFE have a limp.

Leg length differences -many children are born with a difference in length of the bones in the legs. It can be as it grows, to develop. For minor differences (the less than 2 cm), there is no treatment as a shoe lift. For larger differences (3 cm or greater), the child may require surgery, the shorter leg to extend or shorter to the longer leg. Sometimes, a prosthesis is necessary for the shorter leg.

Growing pains – growing pains is a common condition for children at the age of five to ten years. These occur in periods of rapid growth. Most children are complaining less at night, and the pain is not good on a particular area. It may hurt in different places on different nights. This condition usually does not cause that a lag and should not restrict their activities. Only provide massage for her legs and give her some Tylenol or Motrin.

Severe conditions – there are other more serious diseases, the leg pain and limp lead. Tumors of the bone include osteomyelitis (infection of the bone, which goes hand in hand with fever and pain) and arthritis (a condition that causes swelling and redness over the joints) (growths that cause severe pain and irritability). It is advisable that you consult a physician if you suspect these things.


Another common symptom of childhood is a headache. Schoolchildren and young people often have them. Most common causes of headache are caused by viruses, such as the rhinoviruses, the colds. The severe headaches caused by brain tumors or meningitis. You should receive your child, medical attention, if you suspect she has these symptoms. Also, if your child is accompanied by headache with trouble breathing, she is lethargic or confused and she is vomiting, take to the emergency room for evaluation. For children with chronic, recurrent headaches suffer an assessment and treatment as soon as possible.


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