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Growing pains are real because many children experience musculoskeletal pain, but the most common cause for this type of pain are ligaments that are loose.
People with Ehlers-Danlos have a genetic defect in their connective tissue, which provides support to many body parts.
Femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) is treated with rest, activity modification, medication, physical therapy, steroid injections or sometimes surgery.
Legg-Calvé-Perthes is treated with medication, physical therapy, crutches, casts and braces, and sometimes surgery.
CHOC's orthopaedic surgeons specialize in repairing and reconstructing knee ligaments in teens and children. Read more about knee ligament injuries, treatment, surgery and recovery exercises.
Crohn's disease is type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). It is a chronic condition that may recur at various times over a lifetime.
CHOC combines integrative, holistic treatments with regular medical treatment, including acupuncture, massage, aromatherapy, hypnosis, biofeedback and more.
At CHOC, we treat developmental dysplasia of the hip with the Pavlik harness. In some cases we recommend a hip abduction brace (cruiser brace) or surgery.
To treat chondroblastoma, we may surgically remove the tumor or perform bone grafting or joint replacement/reconstruction.
Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver and can result in liver cell damage and destruction.
Cardiomyopathy is a disease of the heart muscle that reduces the heart’s ability to pump blood effectively.
Surgery is often used to correct slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE) including internal fixation, bone-graft epiphyseodesis or corrective osteotomy.
Physical therapy helps people improve their movement. You may think of physical therapy as something you use after a sports injury or after certain types of surgery. However, physical therapy helps with a variety of health issues.
The goal for treatment of a giant cell tumor is to remove the tumor and prevent damage to the affected bone.
Pediatric orthopaedic surgeon and researcher Francois Lalonde, MD, leads CHOC’s hip disorder program, so it comes as no surprise that one of his long-term research projects involves Legg-Calve-Perthes disease.
When people with celiac disease eat foods containing gluten, their immune system responds by damaging the small intestine.
The Schroth Method is an innovative form of physical therapy that treats scoliosis without the need for surgery. It is available at CHOC in Orange, California.
To use PAL, simply call (714) 912-8927, enter the four-digit topic numbers listed on this web page, or stay on the line for a complete listing of topics.
Life after cancer is filled with many uncertainties. CHOC's After Cancer Treatment Survivorship Program is here to answer questions.
Referral guidelines and forms are available to assist physicians in the evaluation and management of pediatric patients.
CHOC Rheumatology specialists are committed to maximize quality of life for children with rheumatic diseases.
The human respiratory tract is open to the outside world to let air in and carbon dioxide out, making it an easy point of entry for germs that can potentially cause illness.
Chronic inflammation can be manifest in many ways - fatigue, fever, rash, joint pain or swelling, sores in the mouth, chest pains and abdominal pain.
Myofascial release involves a gentle form of stretching and compression.
Some cancer treatments like surgery, chemotherapy or radiation can cause long-term side effects. Learn more about late effects of treatment.