Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Cuca | 2010-05-13


Could this be growing pains?

My daughter is 7.5 yrs old. This morning she woke up saying that the knee and surrounding area of her legs was sore. This afternoon she is still complaining of pain. I have massaged the area with deep heat and given her some myprodol. Could this be growing pains as I do not see any marks or bruising or swelling on her knees and she has not fallen on them recently. In fact she has played outside less than normal due to the cold weather.

I have googled under growing pains but most of the times it mentioned that it is usually at night.

I dont want to ignore it if it could be something that should be checked, but I dont want to run to the paed for him to tell me that it will pass in a few days.

Many thanks

Expert's Reply



Your daughter's complaint is not due to growing pains. There must be another reason for her complaint.There are several possible causes for such a complaint in a young girl among which are juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. It would be best for your paediatrician to see her.

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