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What do you do for a child who is having growing pains in the legs?

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Dr. Patrick Hieber
Pediatrics

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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