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What are paediatric musculoskeletal problems?



Musculoskeletal problems are pain or damage to bones, joints and muscles and are more common in children than people think. They can often have a big effect on children as their bodies are still growing and developing. Musculoskeletal problems can also be very restrictive as children are generally very active.


What causes musculoskeletal problems in children?



Musculoskeletal problems can be caused in several different ways. Some children may have a congenital problem which means they are born with a condition. Another factor is often the growth and development of the child which can cause pain as the body changes shape. It is also common for a child to simply injure themselves through activity.


What are the symptoms of musculoskeletal problems in children?



Symptoms of musculoskeletal problems can include:
  • Bone pain
  • Joint pain
  • Muscle pain
  • Joint stiffness
  • Swelling
  • Numb sensation
  • Pins and needles sensation
Symptoms can vary greatly depending on the problem and the individual.


What can physiotherapy do to help children with musculoskeletal problems?



Physiotherapy treatments can reduce pain and decrease the healing time of the problem so that the child can recover and return to normal function as quickly as possible. Due to the varying nature of musculoskeletal problems there are many different treatments, so our specialised physiotherapists will provide the appropriate treatments for each individual.

If the child has a problem that physiotherapy cannot treat, or if the physiotherapist feels the child would benefit from other treatment, then Physio.co.uk can recommend the best course of action to take.


Summary



Musculoskeletal problems can effect everyday life and have an impact on a child’s development. Physiotherapy can help to improve musculoskeletal problems.

To arrange an appointment with Physio.co.uk call now on 0330 088 7800 or for more information please contact us.


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