This does appear to be due to growing pains which occurs in young children especially at this age. To be sure of this cause your son must not have a fever and there must be no redness, increased warmth or swelling of any of the joints of his legs or indeed of any part of his legs. The correct treatment is Panado. This problem can be quite persistent in some children and may last for many months but often only lasts for a week or two and then disappears.
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