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growing pains?

My 6 year old has been complaining his leg hurts, in the shin area, for most of the day. He didn't hurt it and it doesn't look bruised or like there is anything wrong.
Is he too young for growing pains?


Asked by CJM_SHM at 9:33 PM on Dec. 15, 2010 in Kids' Health

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Answers (7)
  • My daughter is 3 1/2 and already complains about growing soon as they can recognize an "ache"...and it's during a "growth spurt", you can rest assured that it's growing pains =(

    Answer by mainemusicmaker at 9:16 AM on Dec. 16, 2010

  • Hes not too young.

    Answer by bseastrand at 9:34 PM on Dec. 15, 2010

  • No he is not too young for growing pains. My 7 year old got them a lot last year.

    Answer by Snewo at 9:34 PM on Dec. 15, 2010

  • No, he is not to young.

    Answer by cleanaturalady at 5:33 PM on Dec. 16, 2010

  • NO, he is not too young. My son had really bad growing pains when he was 9 and 10, but all kids are different. Shins and knees are common areas for kids to have issues.

    Answer by KTMOM at 8:19 PM on Dec. 16, 2010

  • If he's growing, it could be pains. He is not too young.

    Answer by Pnukey at 9:38 PM on Dec. 16, 2010

  • thanks everyone! He actually grew an inch last night! Crazy!

    Comment by CJM_SHM (original poster) at 12:33 AM on Dec. 17, 2010