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Old 03-26-2004, 03:37 AM
aldiboronti aldiboronti is offline
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Our eight-year old daughter has suffered with these leg pains for the last three years. The attacks are sporadic, sometimes she'll go a month or two with no problem, other times she'll have two or three attacks a week.

They always occur at night, no problems at all by day. We've taken her to the doctor a few times and she told us that the trouble has all the indicators of 'growing pains': pain only occurs at night, no swelling or redness of the legs, pain lasts at the most five or ten minutes, relieved by massage.

Checking on the net, this seems to be a not uncommon complaint in young children.