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 take and how often.
Sometimes, if the pain does not go away after a few weeks, a teen may need to wear
a cast or splint
to keep the arm still during healing.
Can Teens With Panner's Disease Still Do Sports?
Teens 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. Over time, the injury to the upper
arm bone completely repairs itself. Most teens with Panner's disease have no problems
after they heal. Very rarely, someone can have trouble straightening the arm all the