Monday, July 25, 2011

Growing Pains in Children

My daughter used to complain about pains in her joints especially her knee and legs at night. By morning, the pains would be gone. Sometimes the pains were on one side only. She was about 7 at the time. I was very worried. When I consulted the pediatrician  she said that it was common and it was called growing pains and was caused by Growth Spurts.

I had not heard about it before this. So, I thought that it would be useful to share this on the blog for other mothers too. Here are some useful articles about growing pains in children.

1. From KidsHealth under the Aches, Pains and Injuries article on Growing Pains
2. From WebMD article on Growing Pains - When should parents worry
3. From Kids Growth article on Solving the Mystery of Growing Pains
4. From Wikipedia article on Growing Pains
5. From article on So what exactly are Growing Pains?

I hope the above articles on Growing Pains in Children will be useful and solve most of the mystery. Never ever suggest that your child is faking it and always seek medical advise when in doubt.


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  1. This is the first time I hear it too! Thanks for sharing. :)

  2. My son is having this at the moment. 2 orthopaedic that we saw diagnosed it as that but we are still skeptical and thinks that there is more to the pain. Will email you to enquire further abt the pain. Thks fir raising this. Been quite alone trying to solve or understand this knee and joint pain that my son is having.

  3. Very interesting. I thought only old people get those pains in the knees and joints. I will not think my son is faking it next time if he ever complains about growing pains. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Thanks for sharing this MG. Pretty scary for a paranoid mom like me :D

  5. Carolyn,
    Yes, I have not heard of it before this.

    Get a 3rd opinion perhaps?

    Yes, I thought only old people had these kinds of pains.

    mommy to chumsy,
    I'm just as paranoid.

  6. My girl din hv that but my boy did when he was 4+ (quite frequently then, once in a blue moon now). I chked with the paed n he said it's perfectly normal n nothing to be concerned abt.

  7. slavemom,
    Funny, quite a lot of us have experienced this with our kids but I didn't know about it before this.


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