Has your child ever broken a bone?
Were their joints reviewed 3-6 months later?
If a child has experienced enough force to bend, fracture or break a bone in their arm or leg, there is a very high chance that tearing and damage has occurred in the adjacent soft tissues. Muscles, ligaments, joint-capsules and tendons can be affected.
Joint function checks are important for children when the cast or brace is removed, and again 3 months later. Even if a child is pain free and appears fully recovered, guarding, avoidance and weakness can persist in injured soft tissues after fracture events and, if not resolved, may increase risk of problems later in life.
Joint function checks are important for children when the cast or brace is removed, and again 3 months later.
Joint and muscle function follow-ups are not always conducted in the months following a bone fracture in children. The broken ‘bone’ can get most of the attention and partially repaired connective tissues can easily be overlooked.
Our Chiropractor, Dr Richard Mathers, has extensive experience in peripheral (arm and leg) joint and muscle assessment and treatment for infants and children. Contact us today to schedule an assessment to see how your child is functioning after their fracture. Call 8272 2862 or book online here: https://www.surestarthealth.com.au/chiro-children/