A member asked:

11 yr old went to get up & hurt her leg. said it felt like a cramp & tried to walk it out but still hurts 2 days later. she walks on tiptoes & limps when she does. hurts 2 bend & straighten as well. doesn't seem 2 be swollen. muscle or fracture?

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Dr. Donald Colantino answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

A muscle strain is most likely as a fracture in a healthy child getting up would be most unusual. Absence of swelling is reassuring. A strain takes days to heal. If not gradually improving, take her to the pediatrician for evaluation.

Answered Apr 11, 2020

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