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Is there any way to prevent growing pains in adults?

Is there any way to prevent growing pains in adults?

growing pains: Growing pains, by definition, occur during the growth years of life (childhood and adolescence). Therefore your question doesn't make sense as an adult. ...Read more

Growing Pains (Definition)

Growing pains usually occur in younger children, approximately age 3-5 years of age, but also may occur again in the 8-10 year age range. It refers to pain in the limbs and joints (especially the legs) of children. Growing pains, while associated with physical discomfort, are not harmful nor are they reflective of a disease process. They last a few minutes and are not generally associated with growing or growth spurts. These pains may actually wake the child from sleep, but in contrast to disease processes or abnormal signs, growing pains are usually soothed by touch or massage (whereas pain resulting from a disease state is often unaffected or worsened). ...Read more


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Could my "growing pains" as an adult be caused by a vitamin deficiency?

Probably not.: The term "growing pains" is very nonspecific and medically has little meaning. I assume you are referring to some sort of musculoskeletal or joint pain. Vitamin deficiencies are rare in the us, unless you have underlying disease, and specific ones are associated with specific syndromes, e.g.Niacin deficiency is the cause a syndrome called pellagra i know of no deficiency syndrome that causes pain. ...Read more

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I have calve pain in both legs every night it's a dull ache almost like growing pains but I am an adult?

I have calve pain in both legs every night it's a dull ache almost like growing pains but I am an adult?

Leg pain at night: There are several things that can cause this. The most common would be arthritis or poor circulation. You don't mention your age, so it's hard to determine the best mode of diagnosis or treatment. Anyway you slice it, night pain is not normal, so you should see your physician so he/she can examine you and diagnosis and treat accordingly. ...Read more

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Are adult growing pains normal?

Are adult growing pains normal?

No: "growing pains" is a misnomer since it is not caused by growing--it is a benign non-inflammatory, non-injury-related musculoskeletal pain that affects children. You can get non-inflammatory musculoskeletal pain as an adult but it's never referred to as growing pains. Joint hypermobility syndrome is a major cause of benign joint pain in kids and is likely present in adults also. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Got growing pains in my left leg. A dull achy pain which has just come on even though I'm an adult what is it? What can I do to stop the pain?

Got growing pains in my left leg. A dull achy pain which has just come on even though I'm  an adult what is it? What can I do to stop the pain?

Impossible: There is no such thing as growing pains, especially. In a 33 year old. See a doctor and have the issue evaluated. ...Read more

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I'm having adult growing pains in my knees. It's normally one knee at a time and it's random. I used to get them as a child, but now i'm 22.

See details: These are not growing pains. This is knee pain. Have the issue evaluated. Btw there is little hard evidence to support the concept of growing pains at any age. ...Read more

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Can adults get growing pains? I have muscle pulling-like pains in my legs similar to growing pains. Can a 44-year-old grow and get growing pains?

Can adults get growing pains? I have muscle pulling-like pains in my legs similar to growing pains. Can a 44-year-old grow and get growing pains?

No: Growing pains are a non specific term for common pains in the limbs of growing kids.By definition, an adult is not growing and will not have growing pains. Adults do get overuse pains, which have a similar origins in physical activity, but the similarity stops there. ...Read more

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Lots of achiness in both legs; feels better when messaged. Feels like growing pains. Are there rare events where adults can get growing pains? I'm 39.

Lots of achiness in both legs; feels better when messaged. Feels like growing pains. Are there rare events where adults can get growing pains? I'm 39.

No: But there is a condition called restless leg syndrome which your symptoms are suggestive of... There is also a medication which can be very helpful if this is your diagnosis .I would see your primary care physician for a thorough history and physical examination . Best of Luck! ...Read more

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What causes growing pains?

Cause is unknown: A common musculoskeletal complaint in pediatrics , usually occurs at night in a child with normal examination and no symptom during the day. A diagnosis of growing pain is made only after a detailed assessment to exclude serious conditions. The child's discomfort needs to be acknowledged, pain mgt. when indicated. Follow up to monitor clinical course for reassurance & to minimize false diagnosis ...Read more

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What age growing pains stops ?

Growing pains...: generally strike during two periods: in early childhood among 3- to 5-year-olds and, later, in 8- to 12-year-olds. This is a helpful link that goes into more detail: http://kidshealth.org/parent/general/aches/growing_pains.html# ...Read more

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How to deal with growing pains?

How to deal with growing pains?

Growing Pains: Growing Pains occur only at night and often respond to massage or medication such as Tylenol or Advil. They are not permanent. All the best. ...Read more

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Are there really growing pains?

A helpful link: A helpful link with good overview of growing pains: http://kidshealth.org/parent/general/aches/growing_pains.html# ...Read more

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What are growing pains exactly?

Helpful link: A helpful link with good overview of growing pains: http://kidshealth.org/parent/general/aches/growing_pains.html# ...Read more

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Could i still get growing pains?

No: "growing pains" is a misnomer since it is not caused by growing--it is a benign non-inflammatory, non-injury-related musculoskeletal pain that affects children. You can get non-inflammatory musculoskeletal pain as an adult but it's never referred to as growing pains. Joint hypermobility syndrome is a major cause of benign joint pain in kids and is likely present in adults also. See your doctor. ...Read more

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What to do to help growing pains?

What to do to help growing pains?

Pain medication: Growing pains are usually in children and adolescents and are self-limited. They get better by themselves with time. If they are severe, you can use OTC analgesics like Tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen. ...Read more

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What are the tests for growing pains?

Basic workup: Myalgia and growing pains is/are best evaluated by a good history and physical examination with select labs (eg looking for inflammation) as necessary. ...Read more

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Do growing pains mean you're growing?

Memories: My daughter would often ask me this. The answer is yes. Sometimes certain parts of the body grows at different rates and that leaves the true rest to catch up. At times this can be painfull. ...Read more