Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
187 Doctors are Online

Child has pain on knee, unable to straighten leg. No relief from motrin and tylenol. Concerned

User rating for this question
Answered by

Practicing since : 1999
Answered : 711 Questions
Hi, My 3 year old VERY active boy (he is a twin, but I don't think this matters here) came home from preschool stating both his knees hurt because he ran fast on the playground. (Historically his causes to answers are not true ie I fell off of a chair, in the road, and got run over by a truck, so I am not sure this is when the pain began) He is limping a little and refuses to straighten out his left knee. He seems to only have pain when I straighten it out myself. ( I did not do it again) I gave him Motrin and Tylenol, no help really. He doesn't let it slow him down much but his brother doesn't slow down much when he broke his collar bone either so I don't use activity level as a gauge now. Should I be concerned? What could this be? Thank You, XXXXXX
Posted Wed, 10 Apr 2013 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
Answered by Dr. Samik Basu 2 hours later
Hi ,
Thank you for your query.
I can understand your concern.
Please give him a painkiller spray to the local area along with motrin.
Apply ice packs and give him rest.
Get an X XXXXXXX of the local area done.If there is no fracture...there is much to worry.The pain should subside in 3-4 days.It could be a sprain to that area.
Consult your doctor if the problem persists.
If you have any further queries you are free to consult me.
Hope this answers your query.
Wishing a speedy recovery.
Have a nice day.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by
Follow-up: Child has pain on knee, unable to straighten leg. No relief from motrin and tylenol. Concerned 7 hours later
You wrote "If there is no fracture...there is much to worry," I think you ment there is no need to worry but I want to clarify. Also what type of pain relief spray are you referring to?
Answered by Dr. Samik Basu 1 hour later
You are right...i meant if there is no fracture the injury is trivial and there is little reason to worry.
Diclofenac gel or spray will suffice.
Sorry for the typo.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions

The user accepted the expert's answer

Ask an Orthopaedic Surgeon

© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor