Take medicine for pain such as ibuprofen
(Advil, Motrin, or store brand) or acetaminophen
(Tylenol or store brand). Follow the directions that come with the medicine on how
much to give and how often to give it.
Sometimes, if the pain does not go away after a few weeks, a child 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 children. Over time,
the injury to the upper arm bone completely repairs itself. Most kids with Panner's
disease have no problems after they heal. Very rarely, kids who had Panner's disease
can have trouble straightening their arm all the way.