What is a physeal lesion?
A physeal lesion is injury to the growth plate or physis. A growth plate, or epiphyseal plate, is an area of developing tissue near the end of long bones that grows as we go through childhood. Trauma, tumours, infection and other diseases can cause the growth plate to become injured causing pain and swelling.
Physiotherapy for physeal lesions
Our paediatric physiotherapists at Physio.co.uk are trained to diagnose and recognise physeal lesions that affect children.
Physiotherapy treatment will reduce pain and swelling, promote healing and recovery and get your child back to their normal activities with success as soon as possible.
Physiotherapy treatment will depend on the extent of your childs injury but may include:
- Advice about casting or splinting the affected bone
- Advice on how to modify activity
- Gradual stretching and strengthening program once pain and swelling has settled to regain strength and flexibility
- Manual therapy
- Functional activities which are fun and stimulating to maximise independence
Your childs rehabilitation program at Physio.co.uk will be suited to them to ensure they return to the activities they enjoy to the best of their ability.
For more information on physiotherapy for physeal lesions or to book an appointment please call 0330 088 7800, or book online today!