Growing Pains

Growing Pains refers to pain in one or both lower extremities in young children. While not a cause for concern on their own, it's important to monitor your young athlete and ensure their pain isn't the symptom of a more serious injury or fracture


Pains usually correlate with increasing activities and frequently occur after activities or at night.  The diagnosis of “growing pains” comes after other, more concerning conditions, are ruled out.  X-rays are necessary to ensure the bones are otherwise normal.  

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