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Suggest treatment for persistent joint pains in children

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Posted on Fri, 29 May 2015
Question: HELLO, ABOUT 10 MO AGO WE TOOK OUT SON TO THE DOCTOR, HE IS 10 NOW, FOR JOINT PAIN AND FATIGUE. THEY RAN LABS AND EVERYTHING SEEMED TO BE FINE, SO THEY SAID IT WAS PROBABLY GROWING PAINS. HE HAS CONTINUED TO COMPLAIN, AND HE MOVES AS THOUGH HE JUST HURTS ALL THE TIME. HE IS A VERY ACTIVE LITTLE BOY, BUT TIRES EASILY....HE HAD A SOCCER GAME LAST NIGHT, AND COULD BARLEY RUN. THIS CONSTANT JOINT PAIN SEEMS TO BE GETTING WORSE. NOT SURE IF THIS IS NORMAL FOR 10 YR OLD BOYS IE: GROWING PAINS?, OR SOMETHING MORE SERIOUS?
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Answered by Dr. Rovena Murati (56 minutes later)
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Detailed Answer:
Hello.

Welcome to Healthcare Magic.

I read carefully your query and I am sorry that your son is going through this.

They symptoms you have described don't seem to be growing pain.Usually these pains are not persistent.Children can have pain in their legs mostly at night ,after an very active day and the pain improves and go away in the mornings.
The children have no other symptoms.
A joint pain that doesn't seem to improve after 10 months and it is getting worse ,it is not growing pains and it requires evaluation to exclude any pathological cause like arthritis, fibromyalgia etc.
A detailed medical history and some test are necessary.

Hope it helps.
Feel free to ask for every question you might have.I would be happy to help.

I wish that everything will be just fine with your son.

Kind regards,
Dr.Rovena Murati
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Suggest treatment for persistent joint pains in children

Brief Answer: detailed below. Detailed Answer: Hello. Welcome to Healthcare Magic. I read carefully your query and I am sorry that your son is going through this. They symptoms you have described don't seem to be growing pain.Usually these pains are not persistent.Children can have pain in their legs mostly at night ,after an very active day and the pain improves and go away in the mornings. The children have no other symptoms. A joint pain that doesn't seem to improve after 10 months and it is getting worse ,it is not growing pains and it requires evaluation to exclude any pathological cause like arthritis, fibromyalgia etc. A detailed medical history and some test are necessary. Hope it helps. Feel free to ask for every question you might have.I would be happy to help. I wish that everything will be just fine with your son. Kind regards, Dr.Rovena Murati