Hip Problems, Age 11 and Younger
Most of the problems that can affect a child's hips or cause a child to limp can't be prevented. The following tips can help keep your child's bones healthy and strong.
Keep bones strong
- Have your child eat foods rich in Reference calcium Opens New Window, like yogurt, cheese, milk, and dark green vegetables. Eat foods rich in Reference vitamin D Opens New Window, like eggs, fatty fish, cereal, and fortified milk.
- Have your child stay active. Play and sports are good ways for your child to exercise.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference July 30, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
Reference H. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine