Some children wake up in bed at night complaining of aching legs. Often parents rub their childrens’ legs to provide comfort. These aches are called “growing pains”. There is often a reason why this occurs and should be investigated properly.
These episodes of pain usually coincide with significant growth spurts. Growing pains commonly occur in the calf muscles, causing pain in the heels and at the front of the knee.
There are 2 diseases that are related to growth spurts in children. Severs disease is diagnosed in the heel and achilles tendon area of the foot and Osgood-Schlatters in the knee.
If your child is suffering growing pains of the feet and knees, call Kew Foot Clinic on 03 9853 6877 to make an appointment for the appropriate treatment.