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8yr old dd with leg pains

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pipsqueakz Mon 11-Mar-13 21:13:54

My did complains often of pain in her legs. We have been to the docs a few times all I seem to get is a diagnosis of growing pains. Should I trust what the gp is telling me mothers instinct tells me different??

pipsqueakz Mon 11-Mar-13 21:14:40

Did = dd sorry for predictive text typo

Shannaratiger Mon 11-Mar-13 21:20:18

I had this and my children do. In our case it's due to the muscles/ tendons not keeping up with growth spurts. We were told to do an excercise :
Stand in front of a wall with your arms straight and your feet directly in line.
Bend your arms, keeping your feet still, until you feel a gentle pull on the back of your legs. ( calf muscles)
If she does this every morning on getting up should help.

pipsqueakz Mon 11-Mar-13 22:59:05

I don't get this exercise I'm tired lol. I guess you mean kinda warm up exercises before running? Sorry i have post pregnancy head on well thats my excuse lol.

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