A member asked:

Had a pain in my lower leg last few days. feels heavy, aches and is sore to walk on. i'm 22 is it growing pains?

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Dr. Melissa Gowans answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

Not likely: At 22 yrs, you've finished growing so "growing pains" is not a likely culprit. Feeling heavy and achy can be a symptom of an acute infection (like a viral infection, the "flu" etc). Any recent injury? New exercise or exertion? If it persists I recommend seeing your primary care doc for evaluation and for your peace of mind.

Answered 9/29/2014



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