How to treat hip pain in children?
Hello, my 3-year-old niece presented with a chief complaint of left-sided hip pain and intermittent refusal to bear weight on the affected side. This child’s pain started 1 day before clinic presentation, and intermittent refusal to bear weight on the affected side started on the day of presentation. Before the onset of pain, her gait and activity level were normal. How to treat hip pain in children?
@rikrounak Your child uses their hips every day for walking, crawling, sitting, or standing. Because of this, hip problems can come up. This can make it hard for them to move the right way. If your child has a hip problem, they may have hip pain, but they may also have pain in their knee or thigh instead. They might start to limp. Or they may be in too much pain to walk at all. Your child’s hip could hurt for lots of reasons. It may be because of problems they were born with. Infections, injuries, and other things can cause it, too. If your child has this common cause of hip pain, they may limp and tell you their hip hurts after sitting for a long time. They'll also walk with their toes pointed outward. They may walk on the tips of their toes, have knee or thigh pain, or refuse to walk if the pain is very bad. Your baby will cry when you move their hip joint. This problem is most common in preschool and elementary students. Boys get it more often than girls. Doctors don’t know why, but it happens a lot in children who’ve had a virus. It may be a side effect of the body's fight against it. Your child’s pediatrician may prescribe anti-inflammatory medicine, sometimes with pain meds. Within a few weeks, they should feel better, without any lingering problems.