On Tuesday night he woke with awful pain in his right thigh. He had been sleeping with legs bent I and couldn't straighten his leg without lots of discomfort all around the thigh.
He had to have the day off school Wednesday as he found it difficult to put weight on his leg. The pain subsided through the day and he was back at school Wednesday with no pain.
Last night it happened again, this time the pain seemed worse, he was crying and couldn't walk on it at all. Gave him Nurofen which eased it a bit and used a hot water bottle against it. Although it is sore this morning he is able to walk on it.
Does this sound like growing pains? I thought it might be a pulled muscle or cramps but it seems odd that he had no pain with it yesterday and now it is sore again.
Its possibly irritable hip www.nhs.uk/conditions/Irritable-hip/Pages/Introduc tion.aspx If it doesnt settle in a few days, or worsens I'd get a GP appointment as there are other causes. It may be a recent strain injury, they often ease as the day goes on but stiffen when waking in the morning. Any development of fever or redness/swelling would need to be seen urgently. good luck
They don't get growing pain there. There's a few things that this could be and it's likely that the pain is coming from his hip. To be honest, he needs checking over today to rule out perthes and a slipped ephysial plate or osteomielitis (inflammation/infection of the bone). I did train as both a childrens nurse and a radiographer. It really is best to get it checked. If it's nothing then brilliant, if not then it's been caught early. I do hope it's nothing though.