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6 year old boy with ankle pain at night

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nevergoogle Sun 28-Aug-11 11:17:13

every few weeks/months, for the past few years DS2 has woken at night crying. he says his ankles hurt. we give him a cuddle and rub his ankles then he goes back to sleep.

by the morning he's fine again.

growing pains?

any experiences? TIA

nevergoogle Sun 28-Aug-11 13:43:47


mo3d Sun 28-Aug-11 13:46:53

My eldest woke a lot when she was growing (now 17) with terrible pain in her knees. It was always gone in the morning and we put it down to growing pains. We bought a pillow you put in the microwave to warm up, and put that on it, it helped. She eventually grew out of it. Hope that helps smile

mousymouse Sun 28-Aug-11 13:50:47

my ds has pains in his legs or feet when growing a lot.
he has a cuddly toy with a wheat pillow inside that we heat up for him. if that does not work he gets placebo medicine (strawberry syrup in a syringe) and the real stuff if it still doesn't work.
most of the times the heat is enough, though.

nevergoogle Sun 28-Aug-11 14:54:21

that's reassuring, thanks.
i've got heatpacks but they're never handy in the middle of the night. maybe i'll start keeping one under his bed for that.

seenitallbefore Wed 31-Aug-11 20:28:39

benign nocturnal leg pains. Nothing to worry about.So long as he is fine during the day

nevergoogle Wed 31-Aug-11 21:30:30

good. thank you.

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