Our expert says:
Growing pains definitely exist although many doctors will tell you differently!
Firstly- I think you need to take your child to a paediatrician to establish whether there is indeed a cause for this pain- just to make sure and put your mind at ease. Boys are usually quite rambunctious creatures and your son may be jumping and running a lot during the day which may exacerbate the pain (although you will not be able to stop him!). Pain killers is not something you want to give a 3 year old constantly. Please ask a physiotherapist for some advice regarding heat therapy etc. Aromatherapy massages and oils might also be the answer- I just don't know!
Tell Dad too that although 3 year olds are good at manipulating they usually choose a less painful way!
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