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My daughter has sickle cell trait and lately she has been complaining of pain in her knees and sometimes she can't walk we've been to several speciali?

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Dr. Cindy Juster
Pediatrics
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In brief: See below.

There are a lot of possibilities, some relating to sickle trait, some not.
If a pediatric hematologist feels the knee pain is not due to sickle trait, and a pediatric orthopedist can't find a physical cause, the pain might be due to overuse or muscle spasm. In that case, daily stretches might help. If she has not seen the above specialists, she should. I hope her symptoms resolve soon!

In brief: See below.

There are a lot of possibilities, some relating to sickle trait, some not.
If a pediatric hematologist feels the knee pain is not due to sickle trait, and a pediatric orthopedist can't find a physical cause, the pain might be due to overuse or muscle spasm. In that case, daily stretches might help. If she has not seen the above specialists, she should. I hope her symptoms resolve soon!
Dr. Cindy Juster
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Dr. Cindy Juster
If a pediatric orthopedist and her pediatrician can't find an underlying cause for her knee pain, the next step is doing physical therapy. If her headaches are that severe, I'd suggest seeing a pediatric neurologist. If the pediatric neurologist finds anything abnormal on exam, then imaging is the next step.
Dr. Michael Raemisch
Surgery - Hand Surgery
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In brief: Sickle pain

Bone and joint pains are common in sickle cell.
Stay hydrated, warm, and out of oxygen debt to avoid attacks.

In brief: Sickle pain

Bone and joint pains are common in sickle cell.
Stay hydrated, warm, and out of oxygen debt to avoid attacks.
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