Toxic Synovitis Of The Hip In Children
Author: Jen B.
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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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