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dd9, history of hypermobility, hip prob last year in her right leg, now has pain below her left knee, on the shin.

(7 Posts)
piratecat Mon 18-Jul-11 10:05:38

It started suddenly after her first day back at school (after a virus) last monday. It's worse in the mornings and it's hard for her to get up and down stairs.

I am wondering if it's related to growing? Last year she had iliotibial band problems, in her right hip, inflammation for 3 months. She has slight pronation in her right leg, it turns in.

Googling has found Osgood Shlatters disease, but she has no lump, and isn't an active sporty child.

I just hope it will go away.

mumsiepie Mon 18-Jul-11 15:11:11

Shins are typical places to feel the "growing pains". My ds suffers every now and again with them. Badly enough to get investigated. He is a very tall boy for his age.

piratecat Mon 18-Jul-11 15:55:36

hi, sorry to hear about your son.

it's just the one shin tho, very weird. what do you do to help?

I am thinking ice.

mumsiepie Mon 18-Jul-11 20:38:43

Ibuprofen really helps more than anything. I think it is to do with the bone growing fast and the ligaments trying to catch up.

Have you been to the GP?

piratecat Mon 18-Jul-11 21:20:17

really, thats what the orthopedics specualist said last yr about her hip problem. she had iliotibial band inflammation, which was undiagnosed for weeks.

i do hope this goes. her hip lasted 3 months.

piratecat Tue 19-Jul-11 09:59:28

spoke to our physio from last year on the phone, possibly post viral thing. DD was ill for 2 weeks, with mesenteric adenitis, and isn't fully recovered from that.

mumsiepie Tue 19-Jul-11 20:44:27

I hope she feels better soon. xxx

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