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Do your kids ever complain that their knees hurt?

I am wondering..is it growing pains?

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madmueller

Asked by madmueller at 1:33 PM on Feb. 14, 2013 in General Parenting

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  • Could be or a little dehydration or lack of potassium.
    ILovemyPaulie

    Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 1:38 PM on Feb. 14, 2013

  • If they are really jumping up in height then I'd say growing pains. If not then I agree with Ilovemypaulie.
    baconbits

    Answer by baconbits at 1:49 PM on Feb. 14, 2013

  • I had knee pains . they were growning pains. My DD's had them too.
    louise2

    Answer by louise2 at 2:03 PM on Feb. 14, 2013

  • My children had them. The oldest son had a condition called Osgood Slaughter's disease, where the tendons grew faster than the bones, or maybe it was the other way around. Anyhow, he was on crutches for a few months, so if it continues, you might want to ask his doctor if there's a problem. Our boy outgrew it and has never had any other problems related to it.
    NannyB.

    Answer by NannyB. at 3:11 PM on Feb. 14, 2013

  • Yes I think for my son its growing pains.
    virginiamama71

    Answer by virginiamama71 at 3:49 PM on Feb. 14, 2013

  • My 7 year old just said this day before yesterday. I gave him some Motrin and he was fine by the next day. He complains of little pains here and there fairly often.
    JulieJacobKyle

    Answer by JulieJacobKyle at 4:34 PM on Feb. 14, 2013

  • yeah my 9 year old complains about it, I figured it's growing pains.
    jeanclaudia

    Answer by jeanclaudia at 5:48 PM on Feb. 14, 2013

  • Is your child involved in any sports? Esp. any high-impact sports? If so, you may want to ask the Dr. about Osgood-Slaughter (sp?) disease.

    mrsmom110

    Answer by mrsmom110 at 6:31 PM on Feb. 14, 2013

  • Its possible. My knees always hurt when I was a kid. Give them some Tylenol and if its procists for a few days take them to the dr.
    Im-HiDdEn

    Answer by Im-HiDdEn at 8:17 AM on Feb. 15, 2013

  • no
    san78

    Answer by san78 at 1:40 PM on Feb. 24, 2013

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