What is the difference between a sprain and a strain?
Sprains involve stretching or tearing a ligament, the tissue that connects bone to bone, or joint capsule. Sprains can occur when a joint is forced beyond its normal range of motion, such as turning or rolling your ankle.
Strains can result from stretching or tearing of a musculo-tendinous (muscle and tendon) structure. Strains are frequently seen in runners who strain their hamstrings. Strains occur at the junction here the muscle is becoming a tendon when a muscle is stretched and suddenly contracts, as with running or jumping.
Both injuries can be very painful, and can be prevented with dynamic warm-up and cool down techniques and wearing protective athletic gear. Please call 954-265-6300 to schedule an appointment with a physician.
What do I do if my child’s cast gets wet?
If the cast is slightly wet, you can safely dry it at home using a handheld hairdryer set on low heat or no heat. To prevent burns, be sure to keep the dryer several inches away from the body.
If the cast is soaking wet, do not attempt to dry it at home. Instead, please call 954-265-6300 to schedule a time to have the cast removed. If the cast becomes wet after 5pm, we recommend that you take your child directly to an emergency room or urgent care center so the cast can be removed and your child can be fitted with a temporary splint. If your child has had a surgery with an incision under the cast, or there has been tendon transfer surgery, please call the doctor on-call to discuss the case before going to the emergency department. If you have any concerns, please call your child’s physician.
What is the Ponseti Method?
The Ponseti Method is a non-surgical treatment for clubfoot correction. The foot is manipulated into a correct position and a cast is placed to maintain that position.
What are knock knees, and when do they become obvious?
Knock knees is a condition in which the legs curve inward at the knees. When a child stands, the knees appear to bend toward each other and the ankles are spread apart. Knock knees most often develop as a part of normal growth.
Can a flat foot be treated with insoles?
If your child does not exhibit any symptoms your doctor may monitor your child’s condition as they grow to assess for any changes. If, however, your child has symptoms, your doctor may advise on the use of insoles that are worn inside the shoes to support the arch of the foot. If conservative treatment options fail to relieve your child’s symptoms then surgery may be necessary to resolve the problem.
What abnormal developments characterize hip dysplasia?
The common symptoms of hip dysplasia include:
When to seek medical advice?
Contact your child’s doctor if your child has trouble with walking or running in sports or everyday activities.
What causes a child to get a fracture?
Fractures are more common in children due to their activities as well as their bone properties. Fracture occurs when the bone is subjected to excessive stress than normal. It is very common in children because of the presence of growth plate which is the area of the child’s bone that consists of cartilage cells that transform into solid bone as the child grows.
How do I schedule an appointment?
You can schedule an appointment by calling us directly during our working hours at (954) 265-6300 or requesting an appointment by clicking the following link www.kidbones.net/online-appointment/
What should I bring with me when I come for an appointment?
When you come for your appointment Remember to bring the following:
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