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can growing cause leg cramps

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Jody H.

Asked by Jody H. at 12:02 AM on Aug. 3, 2013 in Preschoolers (3-4)

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  • Yes, that's why they are called "growing pains". 


    Answer by JeremysMom at 12:04 AM on Aug. 3, 2013

  • I believe most doctors will say no but on this topic I go by personal experience. My 8 th grade year I grew 8 inches and the leg cramps were killer!! My boys all grew to be 6'3" or taller and they had to take children's Advil while they were growing bc their legs hurt so bad they couldn't sleep

    Answer by Nimue930 at 12:05 AM on Aug. 3, 2013

  • In a round about way. The cramps are caused by vit. & mineral deficiency... caused by the body using them up during growth spurts. Make sure your child is getting the RDA of calcium, magnesium, sodium, potassium and iron - especially the magnesium.


    Answer by Crafty26 at 12:13 AM on Aug. 3, 2013

  • I remember getting terrible leg cramps as a child, which were brushed off by my pediatrician as growing pains. It never failed that before I caught a cold or came down with the stomach flu, I'd always get unbearable leg cramps, so much so that my mom considered them a warning sign of impending sickness.

    Answer by Ballad at 12:20 AM on Aug. 3, 2013

  • Yes. I got them and now my son gets them. I usually give him a bit of Tylenol and he's fine.

    Answer by maecntpntz219 at 12:21 AM on Aug. 3, 2013

  • Yes & so does dehydration.

    Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 12:00 PM on Aug. 3, 2013

  • I believe so.
    I had leg cramps while growing up and my son has them now. He's 6 and growing like a weed.

    Answer by AubreyRed at 10:04 PM on Aug. 7, 2013

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