When to see your GP

See your GP if your child's symptoms are particularly severe or suggest they may have another condition, such as:

  • pain in just one leg
  • pain also affecting the arms or back
  • pain that occurs every night or continues during the day
  • swollen joints
  • a high temperature (fever)
  • loss of appetite
  • weight loss
  • reluctance to walk, or alimp with no obvious cause

Your GP will want to rule out an injury or other illnesses, such as arthritis , vitamin D deficiency ( rickets ) or evenleukaemiaif your child is unwell. They may refer your child to hospital for further assessment.

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Medically Reviewed by a doctor on 21 Dec 2018