You can help your
doctor diagnose and treat your child's condition by being prepared
to answer the following questions:
What are your child's main symptoms? How long has
your child had symptoms?
How and when did an injury
Has your child had any injuries in the past to the same
area? Does your child have any continuing problems because of the previous
Does your child limp or complain about pain when he or she
walks? Where is the pain felt? How far can your child walk without discomfort?
Does the pain get better or worse as he or she continues to
What activities make your child's symptoms better or worse?
What activities is your child involved with? Has your child
recently started a new activity?
What home treatment measures have
you tried? Did they help?
What prescription or nonprescription
medicines has the child taken? Did they help?
Does your child have
health risks that may increase the seriousness of his
or her hip symptoms?