At A Healthy Step Clinic, our Podiatrist indicates that there are a range of conditions where children may be experiencing pain. Some contributing factors may include but not limited to;
In-toe and out-toe gait
Walking on tips of toes
Growing Pain or tenderness typically occurring at night which does not result in disability during the day where it is normally benign and self-limiting. Growing pains can cause significant discomfort to the child and may wake him or her up from sleep. Growing pain usually occurs between the age groups of 3-5 and 8-11 years, however it may present till early adolescence or teenage years. Boys and girls are equally affected.
Most common locations of pain may include however not limited to:
Legs (often calf)
Front of thigh
Behind the knee
There is a range of contributing factors liking growing pain ranging from tight muscles, tendons or the bones are growing too fast, increased activity of a child, muscular tiredness, poor posture and stress.
Aches of muscles of both legs
Movement of legs does not change pain severity, joints not affected