Many children have small aches and pains from overuse or injury to muscles and joints.
Joint injuries often happen during sports or recreation or from doing chores around the home.
An overuse injury can happen:
You can take steps at home to help your child's muscles and joints get better. Your child should feel better in 1 to 2 weeks. But it can take 3 months or more to heal completely.
Follow-up care is a key part of your child's treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and call your doctor or nurse call line if your child is having problems. It's also a good idea to know your child's test results and keep a list of the medicines your child takes.
Call your doctor or nurse call line now or seek immediate medical care if:
Watch closely for changes in your child's health, and be sure to contact your doctor or nurse call line if:
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Current as of: November 29, 2017
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
& Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
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