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Child has stress reaction in growth plate on tibia. Has pain. Any treatment that does not require immobilization?

My daughter is 12 and has a stress reaction in her growth plate on her tibia . Saw an ortho after 2 weeks when they found it. She has been immobilized in a boot and crutches for 3 weeks now. She still is in alot of pain and we are not seeing improvement. Is there any other form of treatment you may recommend for my daughter that does not require immobilization? She is a very active kid and quite down due to lack of movement.
Asked On : Sun, 24 Feb 2013
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Thank you for your query.

The answer to stress reaction is rest which has been suggested by the immobilization. In case the pain has not subsided by the immobilization, she needs to be reviewed for:
1. Diagnosis - the diagnosis may need to be reviewed.
2. Proper immobilization - the immobilization provided may not be effective and may need to be changed.

I hope I have responded to your query to your satisfaction.

Wishing your daughter a speedy recovery.


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