Thank you for the information. This could be growing pains.
The term "growing pains" is used to describe children with pain awakening them at night (or from naps) who are otherwise without any manifestation of musculo-skeletal problems. This type of pain typically does not require evaluation beyond a complete history and physical examination.
Although they occur in growing children, growing pains do not coincide with periods of rapid growth, do not occur at the sites of growth, and do not affect the growth of children who have them.
Lower bone density and mechanical factors may also contribute to the development of growing pains. Supplementation with vitamin D in children with low levels was found to significantly reduce pain.
Common symptoms include -
●Begin between ages 3 to 12 years.
●Pain occurs primarily in the lower limbs.
●Pain is often in both legs/ thigh, calf or shin.
●Pain occurs primarily in the evening or nighttime hours and may interrupt sleep. It usually resolves by morning.
●A family history of growing pains is common.
●There can be symptom-free periods of days, weeks, or months may occur between episodes.
Pain is relieved by massage, heat, or first-order analgesics, such Tylenol or Ibuprofen.
Rarely a long acting pain reliever like Naproxen may be required.
Kids found to have low vitamin D levels should receive vitamin D and calcium supplements.
Muscle stretching exercises may relieve chronic symptoms.
Encourage normal social activities.
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