2 doctors weighed in:
Can a child have fairly severe leg pain from growing pains?
2 doctors weighed in

Dr. Vic Kalman
Orthopedic Surgery
1 doctor agrees
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.
Dr. Vic Kalman
Dr. Vic Kalman
Thank
1 comment
Dr. Payam Rafat
I agree. Have your child evaluated by your physician to get the appropriate treatment.
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Cindy Juster
Board Certified, Pediatrics
32 years in practice
2M people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors