Hip Problems, Age 11 and Younger - Preparing For Your Appointment
To prepare for your appointment, see the topic Making the Most of Your Appointment.
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?
- Has your child had this problem in the
past? If so, do you know what caused the problem at that time? How was it
- 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 pain? Does
the pain get better or worse as he or she continues to walk?
your child had any recent illness or fever?
- What activities make
your child's symptoms better or worse?
- What activities does your
child do? Has your child recently started a new activity?
- What home
treatment measures have you tried? Did they help?
- What prescription
or nonprescription medicines has your child taken? Did they
- Does your child have any
health risks that may increase the seriousness of his
or her hip symptoms?
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
January 30, 2014
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