Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Milly | 2010/10/08

Q.

Leg pain

My 6yr old daughter often complains about pains in her legs. Quite often it is at night. Do you think it''s growing pains?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

The most common reason for children of this age complaining about leg pain at night is due to 'growing pains.' As long as there is no obvious redness or swelling of her knee joints then the most likely reason is indeed growing pains.

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