Legs hurting

Niya - posted on 09/02/2010 ( 12 moms have responded )

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So I gotta ask, we came back from the park today and my 2yr old said her legs hurt. I just curious as to why she would says that, my gut says its from running around playing or she could be going thru a growth spurt. She said her legs hurt a week or so ago as well.

Thanks!

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Jessica - posted on 09/12/2010

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my daughter gets those too, sometimes it's a lack of sodium in thier diet that starts to really bother them when they play hard

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Jennifer - posted on 09/16/2010

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I'm a physical therapist and mom to 3 kids- 4.5 years, 21 months, & 12 weeks. My older daughter complained of leg pain around 2 years old, and does again every time she has a growth spurt. As a PT I knew that this was probably just growing pains, but I still checked with our pediatrician. He said that as long as the pain is in both legs and it doesn't really stop her from doing anything (playing, running, jumping, etc) it was most likely growing pains. As a PT I would tell you the same thing. As a mom I would tell you to check with your doctor, just in case :)

Katy - posted on 09/16/2010

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Leg cramps? 2 yr olds might not know so well how to express what is bothering them. The cause of leg cramps is not proven, but they are thought to be the result of sodium, calcium, and/or potasium deficiencies.

Jeanette - posted on 09/12/2010

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I agree that it most likely is due to growing pains, but I also recommend bringing it up at her next checkup. And don't feel like an over-protective and worrisome mom when doing so. This is your child, and of course you are going to worry, and your pediatrician should take your worries seriously. It really does sound like growing pains, but it's always better to play it safe and have it checked out, both to reassure yourself, and to make sure everything is okay. Gool luck!

Kimberley - posted on 09/11/2010

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Definately growth spurt,My daughter started having them around 2 as well then she used to complain of tummy and legs and woke up many times with knots in her calves that both her dad and I would have to rub out..Not fun but when she complained of legs or tummy we used to put her in warm baths and massage lotion into her legs before bed.

Faye - posted on 09/11/2010

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lyme disease can also effect the joints. Your Pediatrician can do a test for that. I would note what / when she is complaining & how easily it goes away. If she complains more take her to see the doctor. go with your gut. My sister's little girl complained of stomach pains while having a fever, they took her to the ER feeling a little funny thinking they were making a big deal & found she had cancer . I think as long as you have insurance better safe and feel like a over concerned parent than sorry. Hope it is just growing pains.

Megan - posted on 09/09/2010

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Keep an eye on the situation... my son had knee surgery because he came home from day care one day complaining of knee pain. Within 4 days he was at the local doctors being sent off for a referral because he had an infection in the bone. it was compormising his growth plate and if not treated, could have left one leg shorter than the other for life. luckily, he's fine now, surgery was a success and the infection was sitting just above the plate. this is actually more common than people realise and with early intervention after following my gut instinct something was REALLY wrong he had a massive growth spurt only 3 months after surgery which showed very clearly there was no permanent damage and his growth would be normal.

Niya - posted on 09/07/2010

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Thank you for the advice and comments, I have to agree with the growing pains and lotsa running around!

Mandi - posted on 09/03/2010

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Sounds like growing pains to me! I used to get them all the time as a kid. Especially if it isn't the first time.

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