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What Do You Do For A Child Who Is Experiencing Growing Pains
Growing pains: Growing pains occur primarily at night, involve the legs in various locations and are without visible redness , swelling and do not have local warmth to touch. They respond to gentle massage \, warm baths and occasionally, acetaminophen. Recurrence in same area consistently, visible inflammation, unexplained fevers/rashes or morning limp are all features that would require further evaluation. ...Read more
Ongoing growing pains?
I'm 17 and currently experiencing the same growing pains as a child. But it's not my joints, it's in the middle of my bones.
Common in youth: Bone pains, especially in longer bones of arms and legs are common in youth. Since there is no detectable medical cause, these are generally considered a part of growing or termed as growing pains. You should make sure get annual checks to check your hemoglobin as anemia can also cause these which can be easily treated with oral iron supplementation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why does my child get growing pains in the evenings and at bed time only, but not early in the day?
Exertional injury: A night of rest & relaxation softens the discomfort & relaxes muscles from a busy day in most children with growing pains. In fact, that pattern helps us distinguish it from more worrisome issues that often wake a kid from sleep or start as the day starts. Kids don't stretch out like athaletes to prepair their muscles for a workout. They go & go until tired & pay the price with overuse pains. ...Read more
Growing pains are: A diagnosis of exclusion, made after her pediatrician rules out more serious causes of muscle or joint pain. They typically occur in the pm's & may wake up the child. Massage & carefully monitored heat helps growing pains; touching muscles/joints that are inflamed or swollen from other causes increases the pain. Caution: a child can develop learned night-waking/crying from the attention. ...Read more
Check diet: Sounds strange? But I have seen this disappear in many kids by diet control and a few vitamin supplements.It is usually associated with behavioral issues because oxidative metabolism is compromised. Sugar in all its forms is the main culprit.It is called "growing pains" and it may well be true because growth and development require good nutrition. ...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.
Depends: Growing pains are usually in the muscles-thighs, calves or behind knees. Severe joint pains-hot, tender swollen could be something more serious. Growing pains generally occur late afternoon, early evening but can wake up a sleeping child. Growing pains do respond to touch, massage where as more serious do not. Growing pains usually respond to moist heat, massage and stretching. Don't wait see dr. ...Read more
I used to get what everyone called "growing pains" in my leg as a child but I'm now 19 & still getting them. Is this normal?
If u r still growing: Usually growing pains are bilateral and usually in the calves or thighs. If u r having problems in ur ankle, knees or hips u should have it checked out. Also, if u r having frequent muscle cramps u might want to consider multivitamin and mineral supplements along with increased fluid intake. Muscles can't function properly if it is not getting everything it needs ...Read more
Too old for growing : You afamily physicianre 39 years old and are not growing any more, so you can not have growing pains if your pain is bothering you consult your family doctor. ...Read more
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