Growth Spurts and Leg Pains


#1

I’m wondering what to expect from and how to respond to growth spurts and leg pains as a child develops. My 10 YO often complains about sore muscles and hurts on his legs that are not associated with playing, but just general hurting from walking or no activity. The pains come and go, and sometimes 15 minutes after feeling intense pain (latest is on the outside part of his leg, just below his knee), he’s up and running and in perfect shape.

Thanks.


#2

Growing pains—they can be a royal pain in the you-know-what! But I shouldn’t be too concerned about that. It’s evident that your kid has hit a growth spurt and will probably shoot up a couple of inches over the next year or so, and if those pains come and go they are most likely connected with it. So—not to worry. 8)


#3

Shoshonte,

I would take a look at this. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osgood-Schlatter_disease. I experienced similar leg and knee pain while I was growing up. It is pretty common among growing boys, especially big ones.

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#4

[quote=“Doublebag”]Shoshonte,

I would take a look at this. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osgood-Schlatter_disease. I experienced similar leg and knee pain while I was growing up. It is pretty common among growing boys, especially big ones.

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Doublebag,

Thanks for the tip. Seems possible.