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Growing pains (recurrent limb pain in children)
Summary: Growing pains are aches or pains in the legs that occur in the evening or at night and affect children aged between 4 and 12. Although they can be distressing, growing pains are harmless and only a phase. Despite the name, growing pains are nothing to do with growth spurts. This is why some doctors prefer to use the term recurrent nocturnal limb pain in children. Growing pains seem to be more common in active children and children with loose, flexible joints. They also tend to run in families.
Language: English
Format: Online Resource
Publication Date: April 2012
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Publisher: the NHS website

Last updated: 16/11/2018