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Effects of Growing Pains

Effects of Growing Pains

It most commonly appears towards the end of the day or during the night however children are more than likely to wake up pain free the following day and continue with their normal daily activities.

When the body's muscles grow rapidly, the muscles and connective tissue which are attached to bones can become over stretched and there becomes an imbalance with the rate at which the speed of the bones and muscles grow. Intensity of pain can range from mild to severe and sometimes resting or taking a pain relieving medication such as a paracetamol or ibuprofen can relieve symptoms.

Although there is no known cause for growing pains and they are harmless, physiotherapy can help reduce some of the discomfort your child may be experiencing. Muscles that are affected are most commonly the shins, thighs, calf's muscles or around their knee joint.

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