Aches, Pains & Injuries


What Is a Splint? A splint is a support device made of hard material that keeps an injured area from moving. What Are Splints Made of? A splint can be plastic, metal, plaster, or fiberglass. The material may come pre-made in a particular size or it may be moldable into a custom shape. Splints can …

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Physical Therapy

What Is Physical Therapy? Doctors often recommend physical therapy for kids and teens who have been injured or who have movement problems from an illness, disease, or disability. After an injury, physical therapists (PTs) work to decrease pain, improve movement, and help kids return to daily activities. They teach kids exercises designed to help them regain strength …

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

What Is Irritable Bowel Syndrome? Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common intestinal problem that affects the colon (the large intestine). It can cause cramps, gas, bloating, diarrhea, and constipation. It’s sometimes called a “nervous stomach” or “spastic colon.” IBS can be uncomfortable and embarrassing, but it doesn’t cause serious health problems. Doctors can help kids and …

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