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My Two Year Old Complains of Leg Pains

my two year old son has been complaining of leg pains. i dont know if it is a muscle cramp or what it is he seams to limp when it hurts and i noticed that he has been waking up at night with i am geussing the pain also because he tells me hurts but dont say where. i notice that he gets the pain the most when he is getting up from sitting or out of the tub or when he gets out of bed and down from the dinner table. any advice on what might be goinh on?

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My now 4 year old went through the same thing, and my son who is 2 and a half also does this every now and then. I have come to the conclusion that it is growing pains. My 4 year old outgrew it by the age of 3 and a half.

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When my kids get leg cramps I take a sock and fill it with rice, tie a knot in the end and heat it in the microwave for about a minute or less and use it as a heat pack. It works great.

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My now 4 year old went through the same thing, and my son who is 2 and a half also does this every now and then. I have come to the conclusion that it is growing pains. My 4 year old outgrew it by the age of 3 and a half.

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I would take him to the doctor. About a week ago this happend to my friend and they had to give her son antibotics. I hope this helps!
J.

Could be growing pains my sons legs use to hurt when he would wake up in the morning.

My oldest (she's now 15) and my 7 year-old had the same problem, and it helped to put warm compresses on their legs or have them walk around or massage them. I believe it could be growing pains. Both of my girls who suffered through them are very tall and my 9 year-old never had the problem and she's little. I'd also check it out just in case it's something more serious.

When my kids get leg cramps I take a sock and fill it with rice, tie a knot in the end and heat it in the microwave for about a minute or less and use it as a heat pack. It works great.

my first guess is growing pains. but i also remember when my brother was younger, he would wake up crying and in so much pain. the doctors said he actually had a calcium deficiency. he had to drink more milk. but that was over 20 years ago now, so i don't know what's up to date or not. hope that helps.

Hello C.!

I had these problems when I was younger! What the doctor told me to do was eat a banana! Something about potassium and growing. Also they told me to make sure I drink pleanty of H2o! Sounds weird but when I didnt drink enough or have my banana for the day, thats when those nasty pains came! I hope this works for your son!!

Hi C.!
I remember having leg pains myself as I was growing and being told it was normal "growing pains". Aparently, as I was told by my daughter's peadiatrician in Europe, this is no longer considered a valid argument and that there is usually a cause behind it. In fact, I myself was diagnosed with scoliosis when I was 11. So, I would definitely look into it if I were you.
Best of luck!

My son complained of leg pain from the age of 2-6. The doctors all said growing pains and my husbands Mother told me he had also had them (seems hereditary?) Anyway, I used to give him ibuprophen and rub his legs until he fell asleep or said they no longer hurt. The worst times seemed to be night time. He's 9 now and no longer complains of the leg pain.

I also think it is just growing pains. Both of my older kids had them, and yes started and stayed mostly in the legs. However, if you really are uncomfortable with it, call the doctors office and fill them in on the situation. Maybe he/she can give you some better directions on what to do when it happens again. Good luck

It may literaly be Growing Pains! I have a neice that complained of the same thing and the DR said it was just growing pains.

Hi, my 5 year old started going thru this at probably 3 years old. And we have chalked it up to growing pains as well. For the last 2 years we have given her motrin before bed and let me tell you the nights we didn't give it to her we knew it. I know it's not a good thing to do, but I remember having leg aches - and they are not fun. I have also had to do a lot of research for other reasons and the person that brought up calcuim deficiency is absolutely correct. We did have our daughters blood done for all vitamins and they were fine, but there is definetly a effect from it. Good luck!

Hi! My daughter went through this as well, and I took her to the pedo... I was told they are just "growing pains" and are perfectly normal for kids 2-3 years old since they are growing so rapidly. My doc said to give tylenol and massage. Hope this helps! J.

Is he a tall 2? he could be having growing pains? but you should see his Pedi..if this is a constant thing..he should be checked out.

My sister used to have this when we were kids...they told my mom she had slight arthritis in her knees. She's almost 30 and they still bother her in rainy weather...

You may want to have your doctor run some blood work.
Just to make sure theirs nothing wrong. My son also complained of leg pain. I always thought it was growing pains, one day at the doctors I mention it and he had him check for some sort of cancer.....don't mean to scare you, but I was totally shocked when he said that he wanted him tested....Thank GOD it was negative but lesson learned that not everything is growing pains

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