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Pain in legs, what could be the reason?

My 4 years boy plays a lot at school, and when he comes to home uses to say that he had pains in his legs. I don’t understand why it happens on daily basis. The doctor has given medicine but till now his pains not disappeared My 4 years boy plays a lot at school, and when he comes to home users to say that he had pains in his legs. I don’t understand why it happens on daily basis. The doctor has given medicine but till now his pains not disappeared?

Thanks for writing to us;  The condition you described your child is called growing pains. Usually, it occurs in a pre-childhood and in preteenagers also. There is no clear evidence for this condition until now. Children felt cramping and ache in their legs. The children with 3 to 4 years will suffer from this problem and it strikes again at 8 to 10 years age.

These pains are very common in children who do activities like running, jumping and climbing. Usually, these pains will occur in the afternoons and evenings. But few children have a lot of pains and others not. Generally, kids felt pains in both legs and particularly in front thighs, back of the legs and beside the knees. No specific examination needed for this condition.

Your child’s healthcare provider will ask you some questions regarding growth pains and he will decide about the diagnosis. Coming to treatment part most of the times they don’t need any medication. Massaging the legs, stretching the leg muscles and placing a warm cloth on the sore leg is the primary treatment for your child, finally if your child is not relaxed consult your doctor.

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