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What causes legs pain in kids?

my sons legs hurt alot. going on now 3yrs. mostly at night below the knee on both legs. hurts some during the day. when walking down a hill or up a hill or running. we have been to an orthopedic, podiatrist, neurologist. nothing was found. only things that hasn t been done is blood work. Other than growing pains, could a poor diet or diabetes be causing the pain?
Tue, 21 Apr 2020
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Hi,

From your description, this seems to be a growing pain only. This is a very common condition, and they will overgrow this with advancing age.

In sever and disturbing cases, I used to order a blood routine examination + ESR, serum calcium and vitamin D levels. This will rule out any hematological causes; hypocalcemia and vitamin D deficiency can also worsen the pain. Kindly discuss with your pediatrician.

Poor diet, deficient in vitamins and minerals can contribute to this- include enough green leafy vegetables, fruits, nuts and dairy products in diet. Need not worry about diabetes as a cause. Give paracetamol when necessary for pain relief.

Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Muhammed Aslam T. K., Pediatrician
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What causes legs pain in kids?

Hi, From your description, this seems to be a growing pain only. This is a very common condition, and they will overgrow this with advancing age. In sever and disturbing cases, I used to order a blood routine examination + ESR, serum calcium and vitamin D levels. This will rule out any hematological causes; hypocalcemia and vitamin D deficiency can also worsen the pain. Kindly discuss with your pediatrician. Poor diet, deficient in vitamins and minerals can contribute to this- include enough green leafy vegetables, fruits, nuts and dairy products in diet. Need not worry about diabetes as a cause. Give paracetamol when necessary for pain relief. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Muhammed Aslam T. K., Pediatrician