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Toxic Synovitis Of The Hip In Children


Author: Jen B.
Date: 03-03-2014
Views: 4,465
Word Count: 407
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 9420-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 8

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My 4-year-old started complaining about his leg hurting one evening. He tends to be a little dramatic, and there hadn't been any injury; so I just assumed he wanted attention.

Starting around 2 AM that night, he kept coming down to our room, crying about his leg hurting. He was limping and definitely seemed to be in pain. I assumed it was growing pains. We sent him back to bed a couple of times, and then I thought to put some PanAway on him. He got up every hour from 2 to 6 AM and then was up for the day at 6 AM.

He seemed to be complaining of his knee hurting, not his whole leg; so I moved his leg around, and he burst into tears when I tried to bend his leg. He said it hurt around his knee and his hip and in-between. Well, that's descriptive. :-) So I applied Valor on his knee and hip and Peppermint on top of it. He limped around all morning.

Then I pulled out the new Deep Relief roll-on I hadn't even opened yet and slathered it all over his leg multiple times. He moved slowly all day but managed. He continued the same thing all evening, so I continued covering his leg with Deep Relief.

After he went to bed, I decided I should google it to see if I could figure out what was going on and whether I should take him to the doctor the next day. What I read made me think that he had what is called toxic synovitis, also known as transient synovitis of the hip. Growing pains don't usually affect the joints he was complaining about.

It sounded terribly scary, but apparently the treatment for it is anti-inflammatories and rest for several days up to a few weeks. That actually made me feel better because Deep Relief has some oils in it that are great for helping with inflammation, so I decided I had been doing the right thing and would just continue.

When he got up the next morning, he was still limping just a smidgen but said that it didn't hurt anymore. Hooray! I think the limping was just a leftover habit from the day before.

Who knows what he actually had, but I'm so glad I had oils to use on him that helped with the pain... and possibly helped him get over it much quicker than he would have otherwise.


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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: inflammation — "Cineole has mucolytic, bronchodilating and anti-inflammatory properties and reduces the exacerbation rate in patients suffering from COPD, as well as ameliorates symptoms in patients suffering from asthma and rhinosinusitis.... The effects of Cineole in the treatment of acute bronchitis were clearly measurable and could be proven after a treatment period of merely 4 days. This study corroborates the fact that Cineole actively and significantly reduces cough frequency after four days."Link
2.Associated topics: inflammation — "[W]e studied the anti-inflammatory and gastroprotective effects of C. citratus [Lemongrass] and E. citriodora [Lemon Eucalyptus] essential oils on formol-induced edema and acetic acid induced abdominal cramps in Wistar rats.... In vivo analysis and histological assay showed that the two essential oils displayed significant dose-dependent edema [swelling] inhibition effect over time. They displayed strong analgesic [pain-relieving] and antipyretic [fever-reducing] properties similar to that induced by 50 mg/kg of acetylsalicylate of lysine.... This work demonstrates the anti-inflammatory property of Cymbopogon citratus [Lemongrass] and Eucalyptus citriodora [Lemon Eucalyptus], suggesting their potential role as adjuvant therapeutic alternatives in dealing with inflammatory-related diseases."Link
3.Associated topics: inflammation — "To assess their anti-inflammatory activities, effects of essential oils on neutrophil activation were examined in vitro.... All essential oils tested at 0.1% concentration suppressed TNF-945;-induced neutrophil adherence, and, in particular, lemongrass, geranium, and spearmint oils clearly lowered the reaction even at 0.0125%. Similar inhibitory activities for the neutrophil adherence were obtained by their major constituent terpenoids: citral, geraniol, citronellol and carvone. Thus, some essential oils used as anti-inflammatory remedies suppress neutrophil activation by TNF-945; at a low concentration (0.0125-0.025%) in vitro."Link
4.Associated topics: joints,inflammation — "Ruxiang (Gummi olibanum), the dried gum resin of Boswellia carterii (BC) [frankincense], has been used in traditional Chinese medicine to alleviate pain and inflammation for thousands of years.... The data show that BC extract has significant anti-arthritic and anti-inflammation effects and suggest that these effects may be mediated via the suppression of pro-inflammatory cytokines."Link
5.Associated topics: joints,inflammation — "We have demonstrated that Boswellia frereana [frankincense] prevents collagen degradation, and inhibits the production of pro-inflammatory mediators and MMPs. Due to its efficacy we propose that B. frereana should be examined further as a potential therapeutic agent for treating inflammatory symptoms associated with arthritis."Link
6.Associated topics: inflammation — "Anti-inflammatory, spasmolytic [muscle spasms], antimicrobial, antioxidant, carminative [flatulence] and immunomodulatory properties of caraway suggest that it might exert beneficial effects on inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).... CHE and CEO [caraway essential oil] at all doses tested were effective in reducing colon tissue lesions and colitis indices and the efficacy was nearly the same when different doses of plant fractions were administered p.o. or i.p..... These data suggest that caraway fractions are both effective and possess anti-colitic activity irrespective of the dose and route of administration."Link
7.Associated topics: inflammation — "Phytogenic compounds with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties are currently discussed as promising complementary agents in prevention and treatment of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Our study aimed to evaluate possible protective and curative effects of broccoli extract (BE) and of the essential oils of turmeric (Cuo), thyme (To), and rosemary (Ro) in a rat model with a mild dextran sulphate sodium- (DSS-) induced colitis.... We conclude that the phytogenic additives tested have a promising anti-inflammatory potential in vivo and a particular role in the prevention of IBD."Link
8.Associated topics: inflammation — "Demodex blepharitis is a common but overlooked external eye disease. The pathogenesis of Demodex blepharitis in eliciting ocular surface inflammation has been further clarified. The modified eyelash sampling and counting method makes it easier and more accurate to diagnose Demodex infestation. Tea tree oil shows promising potential to treat Demodex blepharitis by reducing Demodex counts with additional antibacterial, antifungal, and anti-inflammatory actions."Link

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