16mo crying when pressure put on knees?????

Heather - posted on 02/26/2011 ( 10 moms have responded )

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My friends 16 month old daughter crys when any pressure is put on her knees. Sometimes it keeps her up at night. It's been ongoing for a few weeks now. She's had blood work done and all sorts of tests. But nothing has showed anything wrong yet. Instead of bending at the knees to sit on her but she'll lean forward onto her belly and roll over and sit up to avoid bending her knees? Anyone have this problem with their children or know what it could be? The poor girl gets fussy when she's been walking around too long as well. Figured if the doctors haven't given answers yet we could turn to other moms for advice and experience.

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My dad has pains like that in his ankles and they found that he no longer has fluid between his joints (the fluid acts like a cusion between the bones and without it the bones are basicaly grinding together all the time). I know it's a long shot, but maybe have your friend ask the docs to look at something like that?

I'm sorry I can't be of more help! Please know your friend and her daughter are in my thoughts and prayers! I hope they find out what it is.

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Linda - posted on 02/28/2011

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Did they test her for Lyme Disease? Depending on where you live, this could be a problem...but the tests are very inaccurate so it might not show up. Could she have been bitten by a tick at some point? My son was at 9 months.

Amanda - posted on 02/26/2011

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Both of my daughters suffer from growing pains. They wake up a few nights a month holding their legs. I have noticed a little bit in the day too but not near as bad, could she be in the middle of a growth spurt?

Heather - posted on 02/26/2011

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Thanks Mama's I'll let you all know if we find out anything! Appreciate the responses!

Bonnie - posted on 02/26/2011

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It's possible there could be water on the knee that can cause a great deal of pain.

Heather - posted on 02/26/2011

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I'm not sure if they did a catscan though I know they did x-rays and blood work.

Heather - posted on 02/26/2011

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They actually are doing one more test on her to see if it's a type of child arthritis actually! But if that turns up nothing then we really have no clue what it is! Thanks for the help though. I wish it was easier to tell what is wrong with our babies! Hate seeing kids in pain and not knowing how to comfort them :(

Medic - posted on 02/26/2011

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This is a really big shot in the dark but could it be growing pains? I know my son,4 years, will complain about his knees hurting when he is growing really fast. My other thought is some kind of autoimmune disorder. I wonder if maybe her other major joints are hurting but because the knees take so much of the weight that it is not apparent. I would really like to know the outcome and I am sorry I am not much help. Are they swollen at all? Have they done a CAT scan?

Kimberly - posted on 02/26/2011

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Bless her heart...My daughter is 5 and she has a problem with her knee and leg...Its not real noticeable unless u know its there but her foot and leg turns kinda inward and when she's been running and playing alot or walking alot she kinda drags it, becomes very clumsy and trips and complains of pain...Actually shes been playing for 2 hours outside today with my niece and come n and told me it was hurting...I have been back and forth to doctors and they cant seem to figure out whats wrong either and I get the response "she'll grow out of it"...She complains of pain and sometimes cries...I have arthritis so i know when its gnna rain or turn cold etc. but so can she...idk if kids can even have it that young either...I wished there was an answer I can help but i dnt have any answers either...I hope we can both get some answers and be able to comfort and help them better...Good luck to yall

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