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Don’t Overlook these 3 Common Pediatric Orthopedic Injuries If your child has been injured or has trouble with movement from an illness, disease or disability, physical therapy may help them resume their daily activit...
If your child has been injured or has trouble with movement from an illness, disease or disability, physical therapy may help them resume their daily activities and relieve pain. Our physical therapists will teach kids exercises specifically designed to help them regain strength and range of motion.
If pediatric orthopedic injuries are not diagnosed early, injuries can result in long-term disabling conditions. Here are three common skeletal injuries found in the pediatric population:
Elbow injuries are extremely common in children. Elbow injury symptoms may include swelling pain and decreased range of motion.
A child with a hip injury may feel pain in the hip, groin, thigh or knee. Hip injuries may cause a child to limp or be unable or unwilling to stand, walk or move the injured hip.
It’s not unusual for children to fracture, sprain, strain or dislocate the knee joint while playing sports or with their friends. Common symptoms of a knee injury include pain, instability, swelling and stiffness.
Physical therapy may start with a comprehensive initial evaluation after which a treatment plan will be developed. Therapy sessions may include the following techniques:
Physical therapy will help to improve your child’s loss of range of motion, flexibility or strength due to an injury, illness or surgery. Above & Beyond Physical Therapy offers a variety of physical therapy services to meet the needs of all age groups.