Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Zee01 | 2011-07-08


Leg pain

Hello again!

My 3 year old daughter are complaining about a sore leg....
In the knee region, sometimes in the front, sometimes in the bakc, and sometimes on the shin...
She has been complaining since wednesday morning.
The reason I do not completely believe her is that she is FINE at creche, walks fine, runs, plays....
Until I pick her up, then she starts limping....

We put some arnica and a bandage on last night, thinking that if it is in the mind, it might help...

But how can I be sure if this pain is real?

Not sure what to do??

Thank you so much for all the advice you give!!
It is REALLY appreciated!!!

Expert's Reply



You are very welcome.What concerns me is that your daughter is complaining about pain in one leg.This possibly makes it less likely that she is imagining that she has this pain It does not sound like growing pains for example.Did she injure herself in any way such as possibly hurting herself on a trampoline?She seems to be fine at the creche which adds to the puzzle here. Just to be on the safe side it would be best to ask your doctor to see her.

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Posted by: Lu | 2011-07-11

Yes, my daughter also complains about pain in her legs (around the knee area) at least once a week. I just give her 5ml Panado and that is basically all you can do if it''s growing pains, which is pretty normal for this age!

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Posted by: H | 2011-07-08

Hi. Sounds like growing pains. Had the same with both my children.

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Posted by: Zee01 | 2011-07-08

Wanted to add - how do I know if it is growing pains?
And what can I do about that??

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