Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Callie | 2009-02-04

Q.

Sore knee

My 3 year old daughter often complains of sore legs which I usually put down to growing pains. Today she has had a very sore knee, she has been crying on and off with pain. I asked her if she fell at school but she doesn' t seem sure. She says the pain is inside the knee. I have tried all the usually tricks of arnica, warm packs, bandages and panado, none seem to be making too much difference (except the panado) now I heard a clicking sound when I straightened the knee. Could this also be growing pains or is it likely to be something more serious? If I take her to a doctor, what sort of doc would be best?

Thanks for your help

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

I agree that the cause of your daughter's pain in her knees is probably growing pains, but she seems to have more pain than I would expect with this condition. Please take her to be checked by her paediatrician initially.

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