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Groin Strain - 10 year old DD

(6 Posts)
WelshMoth Sat 04-Jun-16 08:20:53

DD has had such a run of bad luck health wise. She broke her leg a year last Easter which put a stop to her sports which she loves. She eased herself in gently only to sprain her ankle on the other side just months after coming out of plaster.

Then she had nasty tonsillitis, a urine infection and something viral. Just after Christmas, she fell down school stairs and has stripped the skin off her knee and this became infected. The scaring is bad and it traumatised her (scab sticking to wound care, bathing was a nightmare) to the point where she couldn't sleep at night.

2 weeks ago, she caught another virus - she's been really poorly for a full week - grey, low temp and feeling cold constantly. She's a bit better now but still coughing and feeling weak at times. Yesterday, she played for a bit in the garden and has now
got groin strain (the line where the side of her knickers would sit is the only way I can describe it). She went to bed with it throbbing so I gave her some neurofen and a hot water bottle to lay on the sore area). She hasn't slept at all.

She's really fed up - she's had bouts of poor health for over a year now and her little face last night looked in pain and really strained.

I don't really know how to deal with this injury though. Does anyone have any suggestions?

Thank you for reading this far! brew

WelshMoth Sat 04-Jun-16 09:44:20


NamelessEnsign Sat 04-Jun-16 10:07:32

I'm sorry she's had such a tough time. Unfortunately, once you see run down, it is so easy to develop more illness. Can she boost her system with a multivitamin, lots of time resting in the sun (such as it is), and lots of healthy food?

On the injury front, it should feel better today. Rest and ice are probably best (I'm not a Physio though).

I'm really posting because her injury pattern rang a bell with me. Is there any possibility she might be hypermobile? I have a related syndrome and it is so easy to injure oneself again when recovering from an injury, because the supporting and stabilising muscles are weakened by inactivity.

Maybe take a look at the Beighton score which is easy enough to do at home. If she does show signs of HM, it may help to get her properly assessed and treated.

WelshMoth Sat 04-Jun-16 10:42:46

Nameless thank you so much for posting. I'll take a closer look at that info you've posted today. I'm really grateful for your advice brew

NamelessEnsign Sat 04-Jun-16 12:05:00

No problem; I hope she has a better day!

McBassyPants Mon 06-Jun-16 06:08:38

I think you are doing all you can really for it hun. Painkillers (particularly ibuprofen - anti-inflammatory) and heat/ice. You could try deep heat (cream or spray) or deep freeze (spray) but she might not like that

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