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Does your child's legs hurt?

Does your child's legs hurt?

Growth pain is not a disease. However, it is painful and causes complaints in children. We receive information about the subject Hisar Intercontinental Hospital Specialist in Child Health and Diseases Contact Birol directly 'Pain is usually seen between 3-5 and 8-12 years. On the other hand, many children do not experience these pains after the age of ten. Pain begins to lie on the bed Growth pain is usually seen in the legs. Children feel pain at the top of the knee, behind the calf or behind the knee. Most of the time, it happens on both feet. When there is no problem before sleep, when the bed begins to pain. So much so that sometimes children can even wake up from sleep because of this pain. As for the cause of growth pain; pain occurs only in the muscle, not around the bone and around the joint. During the day, physical activities such as running, jumping and jumping cause pain. Growth pains do not prevent children's daily physical activities. Pay attention if there is swelling at the joint siteThere is no need to worry about normal growth pains. However, in addition to pain, fever, joint swelling, bruise, redness, warmth, limitation of movement, fatigue, such as if you have different signs of illness, you must take your child to a specialist doctor. Thus, if there is another underlying disease that causes pain, the disease should be detected and treatment should be started immediately. What can be done to comfort the child?At night pain, massage the painful area is useful. In addition, some pain medication can be given under the control of a doctor. Practices such as having the child do stretching movements and applying hot compresses to the aching area can also provide relief. Growth pain or rheumatism?It is necessary to distinguish between growth pains and rheumatism pains. Growth pains are often seen at night. The children show the aching location, not the joints, but the point between the knee and the ankle, on the so-called shin bone. Growth pains usually respond immediately to rubbing or a single dose of painkiller. In rheumatism, pain occurs in the joint. Swelling of joints, inability to use joints very comfortably, temperature rise on the joint, rash if there is rheumatism, you should definitely consult a specialist.