Symptoms usually appear around puberty (9-14 years) when a child or young person is having a growth spurt or as a result of changing their activity levels.
Usually only one knee is painful but both can be affected.
If your child is limping and develops any of the following signs you should urgently call 111 who will triage if your child needs urgent care:
Your child may also need to see a doctor urgently if they have fallen or twisted their knee and:
If this happens, you should urgently call 111 who will triage if your child needs urgent care.
The symptoms are:
The diagnosis is often clear from the typical symptoms. No x-rays or scans are necessary.
If you have any questions about this information please call Dolphin Physiotherapy Outpatients on 029 218 47577.
If you do not have an appointment arranged with physio and symptoms continue or are not improving gradually, then a child’s parent or legal guardian can self-refer by phoning 02921 836 908.
Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospital of Wales
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