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Constant leg pain, 24 years old. Best way to describe it would be "growing pains". My knees hurt in side as well, and my achilles.

Constant leg pain, 24 years old. Best way to describe it would be "growing pains". My knees hurt in side as well, and my achilles.

Leg pains: To provide you with an accurate assessment, there would need to be more questions answered (ex: exact location of pain/any radiating? Things that make it better/worse, etc. There can be many causes of leg and Achilles pains. I suggest consulting with your primary care doctor or initiating a consult through HealthTap so that more information can be obtained and a proper assessment provided. ...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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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.

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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I am a 21 year old female and I am having growing pains and my knees are aching. Does this mean i'm getting taller?

I am a 21 year old female and I am having growing pains and my knees are aching. Does this mean i'm getting taller?

Probably not : Most girls stop growing around age fourteen. A few will continue to grow for a couple more years. To be growing at 21, would be very, very rare. The source of your aches and pains is likely unrelated to your previous growing pains. If they are severe or are interfering with your life, consult am orthopaedist. ...Read more

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I'm a 20 year old competitive middle distance runner and I noticed a couple days after a workout I felt growing pains in my knee, whats the cause?

You Have Kneesles: There are many potential causes of your pain & to know for sure would require a physical exam that puts your knee through various positions as well as palpation of certain areas of the knee.If you had said where the pain is and what motions or positions made it worse you might have gotten an educated guess. but,alas, you didn't.So go see a sports doc.In the meantime, chill;at least back off a bit ...Read more

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Can growing pains occur in your knees/kneecaps?

Growing Pains: These pains are called "growing pains" because they occur during growth spurts. Tendons and ligaments don't stretch well so when a child grows quickly this can cause some discomfort. The pain is where the tendons attach it is usually just above or below the knee. No limping or pain during the day, just at night. Can be either or both legs and more activity during the day means more pain at night, . ...Read more

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My knee really hurts. I didn't do anything to hurt it. Last night it hurt so bad like a mix between growing pains and i broke my knee. I'm 17 so.

Need to be examained: It can be arthritis due to infection or other reasons , do you have swelling? Can you pinpoint which side of your knee is painful ? You need to see a doctor. There are many causes, and it is difficult to pinpoint a diagnosis without proper history and examination. ...Read more

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Im 18 years old and lately I have had bad growing like pains in my right knee only. What could that be?

Im 18 years old and lately I have had bad growing like pains in my right knee only. What could that be?

Rt knee pain : Growing pains would not be in 1 knee only, I see you're aleady on ibuprofen, if that is not helping your knee you need to see your doctor or an orthopedic, feel better. ...Read more

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My 9 year old son complains of pain behind his knees or between his toes once in a while. Are these growing pains?

My 9 year old son complains of pain behind his knees or between his toes once in a while. Are these growing pains?

No: It does not sound like growing pains. I would recommend a visit to the doctor. Pain in anyone is never good and deserves to be checked out. The two locations you mention are not anatomical regions of "growing pains"which typically occur at secondary growth centers of bones. ...Read more

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My 6yr old daughter is complaining of pain on the back of her knee. Could this be "growing pains" or something more?

Orthopaedic evaluate: Children with knee pain deserve a thorough orthopaedic evaluation if the pain lasts more than a few days and certainly if there is pain while at rest during the night. Your child's pain is most likely a mild strain, but only a thorough musculoskeletal examination will answer this question with more certainty. ...Read more

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My daughter is 5, she often cries & complains about severe leg pains.. (knee & below) is the whole growing pains thing true or should I be worried?

My daughter is 5, she often cries & complains about severe leg pains.. (knee & below) is the whole growing pains thing true or should I be worried?

?Growing pains?: There are a few basics to define the lable of "growing pains" and they are not definite.It is more likely if the discomfort affects both sides than one, occurs in afternoons and evenings after play, not at 4am after sleep.They should never involve localized swelling or a fever. Often an ofice visit and exam is appropriate to decide if testing is needed if the kid has triggered your mommy alarm. ...Read more

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My son has terrible leg pain, says behind his knees hurt... particular 1 leg, sometimes both. What can this be? I was told growing pains......

My son has terrible leg pain, says behind his knees hurt... particular 1 leg, sometimes both. What can this be? I was told growing pains......

Baker's cyst: Baker's or popliteal cysts are pockets of fluid behind the knees (inside the body) which can create discomfort or a sensation of fullness. It would be uncommon to have cysts in both knees, but anything it possible. Knee pain can also be caused from structural problems in the back, hips or ankles/feet. An orthopedist can help you sort this out! ...Read more

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I am a teenager and i know its not growing pains my cousin had to have knee surgery but i can't go to a doctors what do I do?

I am a teenager and i know its not growing pains my cousin had to have knee surgery but i can't go to a doctors what do I do?

Everything else: Pay attention to what activities cause the pain and try to avoid them exercise and strengthen the knee muscles buy an elastic knee brace take chondroitin and glucosamine if your legs are bowed, put lateral wedges in your shoes. ...Read more

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12 yr old complains of knee and ankle pain when sitting.not all the time. Could it be growing pains ?

12 yr old complains of knee and ankle pain when sitting.not all the time. Could it be growing pains ?

Doubtful.: Growing pains usually stop by age 7. Knee pain in this age group is usually Osgood-Schlatter's syndrome. Ankle pain in this age group is usually Sever's apophysitis. Both conditions are stress fractures to growth cartilage. Both happen in highly active kids. Both heal with rest and stretching. ...Read more

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Pain in lower back, hip, knee, between side of knee down to ankle, and on top of talus. Is it just growing pains?

Pain in lower back, hip, knee, between side of knee down to ankle, and on top of talus. Is it just growing pains?

No not at your age: Thses can not be growing pains at your age of 43, you need to get it checked by your family physician.It may be related to your lower back like herniated disk and pressure on the nerves, or an inflammation in the joints. ...Read more

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