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Growing Pains

Growing Pains’ are commonly described in children as painful muscles in the legs usually over night but also used to describe all sorts of pains in the limbs. Although there is no known cause other than a possible link with growth spurts – our experience as Podiatrists and in working with children for many years suggests that there is quite often an underlying mechanical issue with the feet and legs which results in tired aching legs at the end of a child’s day full of activities, which may be exacerbated during times of growth.

Some children seem to be more sensitive to pain also. We have found that orthotic therapy combined with Paediatric physio and Osteopathic treatment where indicated works in most cases to ease tired aching legs and night pain that wakes children up. A full biomechanical and gait assessment is important for us to give advice on the best treatment plan.