Joint and Skeletal Pain in Children
Children can be affected by an infection or injury to a joint or bones. Here we can see two children who have joints that are swollen, painful and have a limited range of movement.
-This girl of two has been limping in her left leg for a week. At first, she walked with her leg stiff, but after awhile, she did not want to put weight on her leg at all. When we compare it with the right leg, we can clearly see that the left one is swollen, especially around the knee. She moves this leg less than the other and lies with it slightly bent at the knee. She is unable to straighten it fully due to the swelling in the knee joint. This boy of eight months has an inflammation in his right hip joint. He cannot stand on the leg due to the pain and he sits down instead of standing.