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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
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
I get this dull and aching pain at night, just like when I used to get growing pains. But I am a adult. I'm not sure what to do?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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.
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
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.
Legs achy on and off for some time now mainly along the thighs and shins. Like growing pains as kid. Could this signal growth again in adults over 35?
I love this site: You have a better chance of winning Powerball than growing after age 35..your bone growth plates closed about 15 years ago. ...Read more
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