+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Adelaide
    Posts
    2,594
    Thanks
    374
    Thanked
    360
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts

    Default Growing pains???

    Hi all, my son will be 4yrs old next month and he keeps saying his legs are sore....is this normal? Growing pain? Or a visit to the dr?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    262
    Thanks
    323
    Thanked
    173
    Reviews
    0
    Does it seem like it's muscular or skeletal? If you massage his legs or use deep heat or other cramp medications does it go away?

    My DS started getting foot and lower leg cramps from 3-4 and only just seems to be growing out of it now.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Posts
    148
    Thanks
    6
    Thanked
    44
    Reviews
    0
    My little girl who is 4 has been waking up about once a month at night for the last year crying from growing pains. We put a heat pack on her legs and if needed (rarely) a dose of Panadol. I remember waking up screaming myself as a child, as does my mother. I have asked several GPs and they have all told me not to worry about my little one who is otherwise perfectly happy and healthy.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Canberra
    Posts
    2,676
    Thanks
    1,055
    Thanked
    884
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    My 5 yo son says the same from time to time. Yes I believe it's growing pains. Feel so bad for him!

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Mar 2016
    Posts
    156
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked
    49
    Reviews
    0
    My dad used to put socks on me when i got those pains, no idea if it did help or was just in my mind! A friend of mine recently mentioned she bought a magnesium spray that she rubs on her ds legs, to help.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Adelaide
    Posts
    2,594
    Thanks
    374
    Thanked
    360
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Ok, so it's normal. I have not put deep heat on, as I think too young. He says his bones hurt but I don't know if he knows about his bones. He does not get up,during the night and his not one to cry easy. But I'm sure if the pain was bad he would. Poor kids.

    His happy, energetic and healthy.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Posts
    2,392
    Thanks
    1,519
    Thanked
    885
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    My kids say their feet or legs hurt too from time to time and I always thought it was cramps. It wakes them up and I give them panadol if they are crying. By the morning they are fine. I think it's growing pains.


 

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
FEATURED SUPPORTER
Sarah Tooke Childbirth & Parenting EducationProviding private, personalised antenatal childbirth & parenting education to expectant parents in the comfort of their ...
REVIEWS
"Made bed time less anxious"
by Meld85
My Little Heart Whisbear - the Humming Bear reviews ›
"Wonderful natural Aussie made product!"
by Mrstwr
Baby U Goat Milk Moisturiser reviews ›
"Replaced good quality with cheap tight nappies"
by Kris
Coles Comfy Bots Nappies reviews ›