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irritable hip syndrome / hip sprain

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8y, 7m agoPosted 8 years, 7 months ago
shame im posting so late.. as i guess the mummies will be asleep.... my lil un is 16months old and he quite randomly started expressing pain upon putting his right foot down .. ie he cannto out weight on it. he cant crawl on it either.. he really cries.

nurse says it is irritable hip syndrome and to worry if a temp developed.....

doc also checked him as she wanted second opinion and he thinks its more of a hip sprain.

thing is we had a busy day with being at hospital then went with in laws out got in late, and he is tired. checked his temp and he is 39.0 (average, some are a lil higher) ... what shoukld i do,... the temp could be from lack of sleep i guess... pljus there is so little on this 'syndrome' im confused and ... wishful thinking i know... wondered if anyone had some tips/advice.....

thanks for reading.
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8y, 7m agoPosted 8 years, 7 months ago
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1 Like #1
to be honest hun this is your child. i would always be on the cautious side. this is a viral thing and can be very painful. if the doctor said worry about a temp then at 39 i would be worrying.
#2
also a normal temp is anything up to 37.5 so 39 is quite high. i am going to look for asom einfo for you
1 Like #3
I guess you have given oral meds to cool him?
#4
call NHS direct if you are really concerned it is more than his hip...
#5
My daughter has irritable hip syndrome due to a viral infection and is unable to walk for a week. How do we help her recover and prevent it occurring again? (Female, 5)

A: This is a common condition that usually occurs in children aged between 3 and 8 years. It is associated with a viral infection and causes pain and decreased range of movements of the hip joint. Bed rest and simple analgesics are the treatment of choice. The more the child can rest the quicker she will recover.

The exact way this condition occurs is uncertain, presumably it is an inflammation of the lining of the hip joint caused by the virus. It is not known why the hip joint and not other joints are affected. There is nothing to do to prevent it from recurring. It is most unusual to get it a second time.
1 Like #6
Sponge him down in a tepid bath, if his temperature doesn't stay down take him to the hospital.
I hope he gets better soon.
1 Like #7
I'm no expert but as he is a little one, it's always best to be sure.

Either call your doc or at least NHS direct 0845 4647.

Just for peace of mind as well...

good luck
1 Like #8
Info on Irritable Hip Syndrome - <here>

As louloo says, give NHS Direct a call if you're worried.. At the very least they should be able to give you some advice and put your mind at ease... Hope the little one's feeling better soon xx
#9
my post is an exert from yahoo questions. it seems that it is the side effect of viral infection like a tempory form of arthritus which explains the pain. no where mentions a temp though. did they give you any pain meds. these will ease the pain and lower the temp in the process. if you are worried at all i would ring the nhs direct.
i know you probably no all this and its like im telling you how to suck eggs but its just in case.
#10
and make sure if it lasts you get it x-rayed if they havent done it already..had a lot of dealings with docs for my son and you have to make a fuss sometimes to get things done!
Hope he is all better soon. xx
#11
aww thanks guys/girls... ur all stars..

jus retook his temp. now 37.8 (he is asleep now)...

jennie i am keeping him off his feet as much but he is a bit silly and will try walk and then scream in pain... silly him! did google the alternate name 'toxic synovitis' which was better, also looked it up NHS direct...seems to happen after a viral upper repiratory tract infection...ie his nasty snottiness last week. will monitor his temp...if it does rise will drag him down to emergency docs, but tbh he is shattered from spending most of the day at the hospital, so will let him get some rest.. i think sleep will do him good... obviously gonna spend half the night up with themometer in his ear!!!

thank u thank u thank u for ur support and comments. honetly it is lovely to feel u have some support... thanks.
#12
louloo
and make sure if it lasts you get it x-rayed if they havent done it already..had a lot of dealings with docs for my son and you have to make a fuss sometimes to get things done!
Hope he is all better soon. xx


i hear that one. i have two poorly kids and sometimes mum definatly knows best.
#13
louloo
call NHS direct if you are really concerned it is more than his hip...


I agree, children can change really quickly as well so if in doubt, call the doctor out! I'd give him some calpol if you havent already or childrens nurofen if you have any (its more effective in some children pluis it has anti inflamitory properties)
#14
faiza1
aww thanks guys/girls... ur all stars..

jus retook his temp. now 37.8 (he is asleep now)...

jennie i am keeping him off his feet as much but he is a bit silly and will try walk and then scream in pain... silly him! did google the alternate name 'toxic synovitis' which was better, also looked it up NHS direct...seems to happen after a viral upper repiratory tract infection...ie his nasty snottiness last week. will monitor his temp...if it does rise will drag him down to emergency docs, but tbh he is shattered from spending most of the day at the hospital, so will let him get some rest.. i think sleep will do him good... obviously gonna spend half the night up with themometer in his ear!!!

thank u thank u thank u for ur support and comments. honetly it is lovely to feel u have some support... thanks.


it is hard when it is your child. and at his age he wont know not to try and walk/crawl. best bet would be to try and keep him in highchair/pushchair/babysling ect.

you feel free to worry away, we all do when it is our children and i always worry more at night when you know the doctors are shut.
1 Like #15
he is having calpofren (ibuprofen..best anti inflammatory) . rang nhs direct who told us to go A&E who told us to go emergency docs which was in hosp. nurse checked him and doc as she was a lil concerned with his temp... but doc thinks its just a sprain. but now nurse has said it is toxic synovitis i do worry about his temp!!

but like i said dont wanna go waking him up if its sleep he needs at the mo.

once again thanks jennie-jack, louloo, sadiebabes, karaokecolin and sophie for being so kind and helpful.
#16
your welcome hun. anytime
#17
u guys r right...gonna make emergency appt with docs , as he did have a bit of a fall in the morning (nothing different but might have been awkward fall), just to make sure he didnt fracture his bone... hopefully doc will give me x-ray form...

thanks bella as well!
#18
it is always worth checking it out.
#19
I know how worried you are, i used to be out of my mind with worry when my kids were small, but they all survived.
A good nights sleep will do him the world of good, but make sure you get some rest too. :)
#20
your welcome ofcourse anytime! you can also alternate calpol and ibuprofen did you know? as long as you dont overdose either!! I didnt know til son was v poorly and it worked a treat!!
#21
both on standby...but within reason.. giving fluids and trying to entertain 4 year old who is getting bored of his boring brother now!
#22
you can always get him a docs set and let him pratice-lol-might give you some peace ;)
#23
I can't offer any advice i'm hopeless with kids but hope it all gets sorted and let us know how you get on.
#24
louloo he did get a docs set with the latest cbeebies mag! the teddies were all covered in medic stickers that he got with the set!!

dmiissy thanks for ur kind words. xx
#25
fab stuff...his temp is right down to 37.3... think he was tired...

will get some sleep now

thanks all. ur all fantastic!
thanks
#26
sorry faiza1, i dont know much about babies but looks like these nice HUKD people are very helpful. keep us posted k, hope all goes well.
#27
How is he today faiza1? I bet you were up and down during the night checking on him.

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