Children can be subject to all sorts of problems that will no longer affect them once they are adults. For the most part, these issues are just a part of growing up. Even if the problem is a common part of childhood, when it is going on, it can be troubling. One such problem is when a child experiences growing pains.
Since the problem is called “growing pains,” it leads many to believe that it has some connection to childhood growth. However, the term is actually a misnomer; growing pains have nothing to do with growth. While a clear cause of growing pains has yet to be established, most health experts believe that it is just soreness that comes from the everyday life of being an active child. The long days of running, jumping and climbing put stress on the body, and this manifests as soreness when the child finally takes the time to relax.
For the most part, it does seem that growing pains tend to affect children that are in certain age groups. The children that are most likely to experience growing pains are between the ages of 3-5, and later when the child is between the ages of 8-12.
Growing pains also tend to have some common symptoms. For most children, growing pains tend to occur in the evening or when they are getting ready to go to bed, and for most children, the pain is gone in the morning. The pain usually occurs in the legs, with the most common complaints being of soreness in the thighs, the back of the knees, and in the calves.
If your child has issues with growing pains, it can be a trying situation. The pain can make it hard for them to sleep at night, and you want to do whatever you can to relieve the pain and make your child more comfortable. Fortunately, there are steps that you can take to soothe the pain. In this article, we look at some of the most effective natural remedies that can help a child with growing pains.