My 6 year old son says his hip/legs hurt so bad he can hardly walk. Is this just from growing?

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Hi there, my son is 9 now but when he was aged 5-7 he had great pain in his hips and legs which was from growing pains. Unfortunately there isn't a lot you can do for this but one thing I tried was An anti-inflam rub, not like a deep heat one. He grew out of it not long after he turned 7. Good luck

Tori - posted on 03/11/2009

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My daughter, 6, also complains of leg pain. Most of the time it occurs when time for bed, or she is told to do something she doesn't want to do. I thought it was just a diversion to keep her from doing whatever she was told, but my mother says I had thesame complaints when I was her age. She (my mom) says it is "growing pains". I have taken my lil one to get checked and she has no other problems in her legs or joints, the doctor agreed her pain was just associated with growth spurts, it could also mean there is another problem... so get him checked out, because you'll never know unless you do.

Julie - posted on 06/29/2013

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Description of pain: dull, achy, sharp, shooting, throbbing. Also need length on pain: intermittent, continuous, at night, in morning. Where is pain located specifically, Joints or muscles, or both? Check of course for any redness, brusing or swelling. Meanwhile, treat with anti inflammatory medications (Motrin/Advil) ice pack, massage and gentle stretching can help with growing pains.

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Eammaly Rachel - posted on 05/24/2014

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Hi I'm 10 tears old my hip hurts I don't know what to do I can't walk and every time I move it it pains bad bad bad but I never had growing pains in mouths what should I do

Jessi - posted on 02/15/2012

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My daughter is going through the same thing now, She is 6 and sometimes experiences excruciating pain! Do I bring her to the doctor????

Sara - posted on 03/10/2009

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Children "grow" when they sleep, it is very common to wake up in the middle of the night with "leg pains" I experienced this last noc with my 4 yo too

Lori - posted on 02/22/2009

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my nephew has a degenerative hip disease, his hip bone totally disenegrated and then grew back if not casted when it was growing back then it would have grown wrong so please ask them about this and have xrays, his pain was more then just growing pain and such,



 



But on the other hand too... my daughter has a calcium deficency and giving her calcium daily halps with her pain

Cheryl - posted on 02/22/2009

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Hi Khole-Anna



How is your son doing?  Hope he is feeling better.  God Bless



Cheryl

Betty - posted on 02/21/2009

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my 6 yr old has had the hip problem twice. his ended up being a virus that took about a week or so to run its course and he was pretty miserable.

Andrea - posted on 02/21/2009

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My son had complained of his legs hurting periodically a few years ago and the dr told us to have him drink apple juice. Dont remember why, but it worked. A glass at night.

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My daughter is very tall for her age and she had many issues with pains and coordination.  I was told by a Health Nurse to take my daughter to a Orthopedic Surgeon immediately.  I thought, "You must be kidding."  I knew my daughter had a few issues but also thought I would start with the basics and took her to a Pediatrist.  They gave me a list of five or so walking, hopping, stepping and ballerina dance type steps for my daughter to do each night.  It worked a treat and within 6 weeks, my daughter was a happy running, jumping and climbing little girl again, without any more pain or spills.  Get advice and go with your Motherly Gut Feeling.

Kate - posted on 02/20/2009

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Hiya, my brother had the same complaint when he was six and it ended up that he had "perthies" disease in his hips (don't know the correct spelling, sorry!) It might just be a good idea to get it checked out because it shows up at that age and is much more common in boys.

Cheryl - posted on 02/20/2009

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A friend of mine had the same issue with her son a few months ago and it turned out to be a rare type of health issue.  NOT LIFE threatening, but some type of viral infection.  I suggest you take him to the doctor for a check up. 



 

Melissa - posted on 02/20/2009

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It probably is growing pains. my son went through the same thing..all I did was let him soak in a luke warm bath and gave him a litlle tylenol to help with the pain. That is pretty much all you can do thats what his doctor told me.

Lee Ann - posted on 02/20/2009

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It may be just a growthspurt - it certainly happens.  My husband said he grew several inches one summer and his legs hurt terribly.



BUT I'd suggest running it by the child's doctor just in case. I have always subscribed to the "better to be cautious" notion.

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