The doctor will tell a kid with Panner's disease to avoid doing anything that causes
pain so the bone can heal. This may mean taking a break from sports.
The doctor also might recommend:
Putting ice or a cold pack on the elbow every 1–2 hours for 15 minutes at
a time. (Put a thin towel over the skin to protect it from the cold.)
Going for physical therapy to help with stretching and strengthening of the arm.
Having your parent give you medicine for pain, such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen.
Sometimes, if the pain does not go away after a few weeks, a kid may need to wear
a cast or splint
to keep the arm still during healing.
Can Kids With Panner's Disease Still Do Sports?
Kids with Panner's disease usually need to take a break from sports. When playing
the sport no longer causes pain, they can try it again. This is usually only a few
weeks, but sometimes can take months.
Bones are very good at healing and rebuilding, especially in kids. Over time, the
injury to the upper arm bone completely repairs itself. Most kids with Panner's disease
have no problems after healing is finished.