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Is there anything you can do for growing pains?

My son is 2 and has recently been getting growing pains. I was wondering if there is anything I can do to help ease his pain.

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Asked by mindyf12 at 9:04 PM on May. 8, 2009 in Toddlers (1-2)

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    Answer by 2mothershelpers at 9:05 PM on May. 8, 2009

  • I gave my boys Tylenol to help with the pain.

    Answer by dustbunny at 9:06 PM on May. 8, 2009

  • Tylenol, massage and milk. My son is 4 and constantly complains about growing pains. I often massage his legs for him which seems to ease the pain somewhat.

    Answer by boizmom at 10:01 PM on May. 8, 2009

  • I would ask your doctor. According to my rheumatologist growing pains are not normal and signify a distinct nutritional deficiency.
    Look into nutritional help for muscle cramping or bone pain. Calcium maybe? Magnesium and mangenese. Google it to see what you come up with.
    Now, that having been said, everyone I know has had growing pains.
    We used calcium, (milk), bananas and strawberries. (Try making a smoothie.) I don't remember growing pains starting that early though....

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:47 PM on May. 8, 2009

  • a nice warm bath, massage legs and arms, and a good story helps. :).

    calcium in the day helps..too

    Answer by xxhazeldovexx at 11:03 PM on May. 8, 2009

  • We used the Hylands teething tabs.

    Answer by rkoloms at 12:00 AM on May. 9, 2009

  • Warm bath- calcium!!

    Answer by Wow2boyz at 5:58 AM on May. 9, 2009

  • My grandson always wakes up all hours of the night and i have always wondered if he is having growing pains. I am glad you asked this question. I can have my daughter read some of the answers. THANKYOU!

    Answer by hcashe216 at 7:01 AM on May. 9, 2009

  • Im sure some would disagree but I had growing pains as a child and my mom would rub my legs down with alcohol and tightly wrap my legs up in a blanket cocoon style that always worked......

    Answer by BITTERSWEET72 at 7:08 AM on May. 9, 2009

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