Surprisingly many children are affected by so-called growth pains, which often occur at night. What to do with these?In the long run, it is worth noting that growth pain is not really a sign of growth in the limbs - although it is true that, in general, it is completely lost when the child reaches full height. The problem is quite common, and every third child between the ages of 3 and 12 can experience it at least once. Pain in the legs or thighs usually occurs at night and may be so intense that it may disturb the child during rest. However, by the morning you can go completely.One-third of children may be affected by growth pain Symptoms of growing pain:
- muscle pain in the defect, around the knee or in the front of the thighs (both affected)
- in the early evening or at night, he wakes up in the morning
- the pain may be relieved by movement
- the onset of pain is random, but it can also occur in waves (eg, for a few weeks at night, then not at all)
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