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Can a child have fairly severe leg pain from growing pains?

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Dr. Vic Kalman
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Payam Rafat
I agree. Have your child evaluated by your physician to get the appropriate treatment.
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