serious leg pain

Karen - posted on 11/21/2009 ( 6 moms have responded )

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my little boy is 8 years old last year he had pain so bad in his legs that we could not touch him. we went to dr after dr and no one could find out what caused his pain. we have had every kind of test you can think of. he is better now but he still has pain in his legs just not as bad as last year. my question is has anyone else ever been through this and what did you find out about it or what causes it?

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Chibuzor - posted on 11/22/2009

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I'm having the same problem with my six year old daughter and I thought it was growing pains but they have start to get worst but she does praise dance at church and soccer. So, I am massaging and stretching every night.

Misty - posted on 11/22/2009

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has be been tested for fibermyagia? I don't know if there is blood test or something like that to test for it, but there is points on the body that can tell them. It like pressure points, but not, I think there is 18 points, and you have to have 11 to have fibermyagia. The doc will touch firmly on these points, and if it causes pain, then thats how they found it out with me... might want to google it, that explains it better them me lol worth checking out... always go with your gut feelings, its your baby...

Melissa - posted on 11/22/2009

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no, i have not, but trust your gut if u think there is something wrong with him best go see the nerve doctor, it may have something to do with nerve so try nerve specialist.

Dr.shweta - posted on 11/22/2009

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es, my daughter says this when she is going to fall sick! i give her oral paracetamol.and, she feels better when i press her legs.also, i try to give her a good nights sleep so that she is up fresh and her pain all gone.

please ask your son to tell you when he feels the pain in initial stages.you can medicate him with what is prescribed..it is difficult to curb any pain which is fully established.

about the cause, it is due to lactic acid deposited in muscles which is produced during anaerobic respirationproduced after a running or walking excessively) .lactic acid gets released and washed off from our circulation in 2to 3 days...legs streches also help. if this happens after he plays then teach him how to warm up and leg stetches..good luck..

Loretta - posted on 11/21/2009

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Yes, I've been thru it all. I was like you we went to Dr. after Dr., the answer to it all is Growing Pains. It happens around that age and will continue on( just not as bad). Once they reach teen yrs.All you can do is lightly rub there legs, I put Absorbine Jr.Rub on my son. When they got to were he screamed, I gave him a small dose of tylenol. Also get him to do leg stretches 2 to 3x's a wk., this helps alot also. You can also monitor he's height and see if I am not right, he will be growing taller(his legs are stretching outward-bones, muscles and all). Let me know how he does w/ all this.I have been in your shoes. Your friend and circle of Mom, Loretta W. Key

Christina - posted on 11/21/2009

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well, my 6 year old has complained that his legs hurt him ( not necessarily after any significant activity) and sometimes, it seems to really upset him, but i think in his case it is growing pains. it never was serious enough for me to take him to a dr, but this could explain why nothing would come up in any test. hopefully it'll get better for ya!

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