Limping in children

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Learn about possible causes of limping in your child. Limping is not normal in a child and they should be seen by their doctor for diagnosis and treatment.

Key points

  • Limping is never normal in childhood.
  • Although limping may be temporary and due to a minor injury or virus, it could also be due to a serious infection or cancer so do not wait for it to pass, see your doctor right away.
Last updated: March 5th 2010