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Why is my child limping out of the blue, with no other symptoms; limps without sign of pain?
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Several causes
Often young children slide or jump from a height and land on their extended heal & leg rather than flexed leg & their feet.
This can put significant pressure on the hip joint & lead to temporary fluid build up in the hip joint. That fluid will cause pain & transient limping which resolves over a day or so.Incidental trauma to the leg, slow moving infection, etc can also cause limp. Dr eval needed.

In brief: Several causes
Often young children slide or jump from a height and land on their extended heal & leg rather than flexed leg & their feet.
This can put significant pressure on the hip joint & lead to temporary fluid build up in the hip joint. That fluid will cause pain & transient limping which resolves over a day or so.Incidental trauma to the leg, slow moving infection, etc can also cause limp. Dr eval needed.
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