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  Growing Pains
Growing pains always concentrate in the muscles, rather than the joints.
Although growing pains often strike in late afternoon or early evening before bed, there are occasions when pain can wake a slumbering child.
Children who have pain for a serious medical disease don't like to be handled because movement tends to increase the pain.
kidshealth.org /parent/general/aches/growing_pains.html   (539 words)

  
 Growing Pains in Children   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Growing pains typically occur between the ages of 4 and 12 years, not during the period of most rapid growth.
Growing pains are usually intermittent, achy pains of the leg muscles that occur predictably in the evening or late at night.
For leg pains to be consistent with growing pains, there must not be any history of trauma or injury.
www.informedparent.com /articles/growingpains.html   (742 words)

  
 Growing pains are somewhat of a mystery to the medical community   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
It was previously thought that the pains were caused by the lengthening of long bones in young children, as growing pains generally affect children in two age groups: 3-5 and 8-12 year old.
Growing pains are what some doctors call a "diagnosis of exclusion", meaning that tests should be run to rule out other problems before a diagnosis of growing pains will be issued.
These growing pains always occur in the muscles, not in the joints, and most children complain of the pain in their lower extremities.
academic.evergreen.edu /curricular/hhd2001/GrowingPains.htm   (793 words)

  
 Growing pains
They feel aching pains in their thigh or calf muscles, at night – often when the child is trying to go to sleep.
Growing pains are diagnosed by making sure that there is no other cause for pain.
About one in 10 children have pains in their legs without any obvious cause, and these are often called growing pains.
www.disability.vic.gov.au /dsonline/dsarticles.nsf/pages/Growing_pains?OpenDocument   (893 words)

  
 Southern California Veterinary Surgical Group - Growing Pains
Osteochondrosis is a pathological condition in rapidly growing large breed dogs that leads to a painful disturbance in joint cartilage development.
While the intense pain and crippling arthritis seen in chronic cases is greatly improved by surgical removal of the coronoid fragments, residual arthritis will require some intermittent antiinflammatory medication.
Panosteitis is the most common and painful of the "growing pains" with the age of onset usually between 5 and 12 months.
www.artreality.com /portfolio/wdwork/vet/growingpains.htm   (1100 words)

  
 Growing Pains Among Children
And the foot, ankle, and leg pains that young boys - and increasingly girls - report are associated with growth plate centers.
The most common growth center complaint I treat is severe pain behind the heel, which stems from overusing the foot and ankle in hard training.
When I suspect a youngster's pain is growth plate related, I x-ray the area to rule out fractures or dislocation of the growth plate, which is held together only by cartilage.
www.thefootspecialist.com /children.html   (448 words)

  
 For Parents - Growing Pains
"Growing pains" is a harmless condition of unknown cause that affects 10 to 20 percent of growing children and is somewhat more common in girls.
Pain usually occurs in the legs, especially thighs and calves, affecting both legs, but may affect one leg at a time and vary which leg or part of the leg is affected.
Pain that localizes consistently to a single specific joint, such as the right knee only, is not typical of growing pains, and should prompt further diagnosis.
www.pamf.org /preteen/parents/growingpains.html   (426 words)

  
 Growing Pains -- eCureMe.com
The pains are usually in the thighs or the calves, but not in the joints.
Pain limited to the upper limbs is unlikely to be growing pains.
The pains are called growing pains, but it has no relation to childhood growth or growing length of bones.
www.ecureme.com /emyhealth/Pediatrics/Growing_Pains.asp   (359 words)

  
 GROWING PAINS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Growing pains are a common pediatric disorder with an incidence of about 15%.
Symptoms usually are pains that occur at the end of the day or awaken the child from sleep.
Most often the pains are bilateral and usually localized to the thighs or calves and do not involve the joints.
pedclerk.bsd.uchicago.edu /growingPains.html   (302 words)

  
 Growing pains
The occasional dull aches called growing pains are very common in children between the ages of 3 and 5 and then again between the ages of 8 and 12.
Typical growing pains last 30 minutes to an hour, and they usually affect both sides of the body similarly (though not necessarily at the same time).
The pain is usually felt deep in the muscles of the calves and thighs or sometimes behind the knees.
parentcenter.babycenter.com /refcap/preschooler/phealth/patoz/1388141.html   (940 words)

  
 What a Pain! Kids and Growing Pains
Doctors don't believe that growing actually causes pain, but growing pains stop when kids stop growing.
Growing pains don't hurt around the bones or joints (the flexible parts that connect bones and let them move) - only in the muscles.
Growing pains should not keep you from running, playing, and doing what you normally do.
kidshealth.org /kid/ill_injure/aches/growing_pains.html   (451 words)

  
 Growing Pains   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Growing Pains should have stuck with their idea of lining up in front of their house and not go for the saccharine family portrait thing.
Growing Pains started to jump the shark when Chrissy was born, and finished the jump when she aged 4 or 5 years in one season.
Growing Pains has the most famous case, when Brad Pitt played the guy Carol was cheating on dopey Bobby Whinett with, then later played a rock star Ben idolized but blew him off.
www.jumptheshark.com /g/growingpains.htm   (12639 words)

  
 Growing Pains
"Growing pains" are symptoms most often affecting medium, large, and giant breeds of dog: those breeds that are usually subjected to rapid growth periods within their first year of development.
Symptoms of pain and lameness can be the result of any trauma to bones, joints, or the supporting soft tissues, but often they are caused by specific diseases of the bone.
Pain occurs in all four limbs at the same time, therefore, the dog is reluctant to move and will spend most of the time laying down.
www.labbies.com /dysplasa.htm   (6144 words)

  
 Growing Pains in Children - Preteen Health Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Typically growing pains occur at night while a child is off his feet and in bed.
And unless the pain is caused by something else, Dr. Feldman says parents can rest assured that growing pains will pass in time.
“Growing pains, if you’re sure that they are growing pains, should never be a sign of concern.
www.theparentreport.com /resources/ages/preteen/health/82.html   (371 words)

  
 growing pains   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Ask a practicing pediatrician of some years or grandmother of any standing and you will learn that so-called "growing pains" are indeed real.
These are classically described as pains that occur in the legs causing a young child to complain in the night.
The pains are symmetric, that is, both legs are affected simultaneously.
www.drhull.com /EncyMaster/G/growing_pains.html   (104 words)

  
 Growing Pains: Osteochondrosis, Ununited Anconeal Process, Fragmented Coronoid Process, Panosteitis
As the cartilage flap shifts position, pain becomes acute with joint swelling that is increasingly sensitive.
Panosteitis is the most common and painful of the "growing pains" with the age of onset usually between five and twelve months of age.
Clinically, there is pain in the long bones (humerus, ulna, radius, femur, and tibia) which is manifested by slight to severe lameness which can last from a few days to several weeks.
www.petsurgery.com /growingpains.html   (1079 words)

  
 Growing pains - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Growing pains are certain physiological symptoms common in children.
Growing pains typically occur in two periods during a child's life, firstly, between about 3 and 5 years old, then later in 8 to 12 year olds.
Growing Pains is also the title of Billie Piper's autobiography.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Growing_pains   (194 words)

  
 Growing pains?
Pains in the limbs are very common in children and although they may in some way be associated with growth, we don't know the exact cause of these 'growing pains'.
Children are most commonly affected by growing pains between the ages of 9 and 12, but they may also occur in younger age groups.
The pain your son is experiencing at night certainly fits the description of growing pains, and if he isn't troubled by pain during the day and has no abnormal bumps or swellings on his legs, it is very unlikely that there is any other underlying cause for his pain.
www.netdoctor.co.uk /ate/childrenshealth/203381.html   (461 words)

  
 Growing Pains: When Should Parents Worry?
Growing pains typically occur between ages 3 and 7.
Doctors say the pain is triggered when bones grow, stretching the bone's thick covering, explains Larry Vogler, MD, a pediatric rheumatologist at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta.
Growing pains are real discomforts for many children; often growing pains can awaken children from sleep.
www.webmd.com /content/article/101/106180.htm?z=1728_00000_1000_sl_04   (330 words)

  
 Growing Pains E: The Environmental Magazine - Find Articles
Growing hemp was by no means always illegal in the United States.
Hemp grows lean and tall with flowers on the canopy; marijuana branches widely with resinous buds on all sides.
Stands of wild hemp that still grow across the plains states serve as gentle reminders of America's once-vital hemp culture.
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 HSS - HSS - Newsroom: Growing Pains Masks Arthritis In School Children   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
No matter how severe the pain at night, children with growing pains are always fine the next morning.
Lehman says growing pains typically occur in young children between the ages of three and eight years.
If the pain goes away and the child is fine in the morning, a trip to the doctor is not usually necessary, but any child with persistent pain or pain during the day should be medically evaluated.
www.hss.edu /Newsroom/Growing-Pains-Masks-Arthritis-In-School-Children   (862 words)

  
 Easing Growing Pains - DrGreene.com - caring for the next generation
If the physical examination is normal, with no redness, tenderness, swelling, or limitation of movement, and if the pain is not provoked by moving or associated with any abnormal gait, then this situation is often called growing pains.
In children with benign growing pains, the muscles or tendons are still a little too tight for the growing long bones.
These exercises must be continued even after the pain subsides in order to keep the muscles and tendons relaxed and able to accommodate the next growth spurt.
www.drgreene.com /21_123.html   (444 words)

  
 Raising Children Network | Growing pains
In some children growing pains may be associated with abdominal pain and headaches, suggesting that it may be part of the way in which the child responds to stress.
The pains usually occur at night, and sometimes wake the child from sleep, but are also common in the daytime.
A child with growing pains will generally be happy to allow you to massage the painful area.
raisingchildren.net.au /articles/growing_pains.html   (393 words)

  
 Growing Pains - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Growing Pains was an American television sitcom that ran on the ABC network from 1985 to 1992.
The pilot episode of Nobody's Watching also jokes about Growing Pains, in the way one of the main characters of that show is a fan of the show.
Growing Pains was run on NHK of Japan in the name of "Yukai na Seaver Ke(愉快なシーバー家)" (translates conceptually to "Pleasant Seaver family") from 1997 to 2000.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Growing_Pains   (1798 words)

  
 Growing Pains - Dukehealth.org
Musculoskeletal pain (pain of the bones, joints, and muscles) is one of the most common childhood complaints.
As recently as the 1980s, pediatric doctors-in-training were taught that pain complaints in a child indicated the presence of disease because healthy children did not have pain.
In addition, sometimes physiologic pain responses can become exaggerated due to changes in the pain processing system--resulting in a pain syndrome such as growing pains, fibromyalgia, lower back pain, and chronic sports-related pain syndromes such as Osgood Schlatter’s and patellofemoral syndrome.
www.dukehealth.org /dr_clements/growing_pains   (1165 words)

  
 Growing Pains News
Growing Pains News continually updated from thousands of sources around the net.
A star on the former television sitcom Growing Pains, he earned $50,000 a week, drove expensive sports cars and was adored by teenage girls who...
In 1985, the Seavers - the subject of Growing Pains: The Complete First Season - joined the Huxtables and the Keatons to form a triumvirate of adorable, tight-knit sitcom families.
www.topix.net /tv/growing-pains   (660 words)

  
 Growing Pains TV Show - Growing Pains Television Show - TV.com
Growing Pains was sitcom originally aired on ABC from September 1985 to April 1992.
Growing Pains was about a family of five, the Seavers, who lived on Long Island, New York.
High school sweethearts Bill and Judy Miller are a blue-collar Chicago couple working to raise their three children responsibly and not lose sight of their own youthfulness.
www.tvtome.com /tvtome/servlet/ShowMainServlet/showid-118   (499 words)

  
 Growing pains definition - Medical Dictionary definitions of popular medical terms
Growing pains:Mysterious pains in growing children, usually in the legs.
Growing pains are typically somewhat diffuse (vs. focal) and are not associated with physical changes of the area (such as swelling, redness, etc.).
If the pains persist past a week or there are physical changes, the child should be seen by a physician.
www.medterms.com /script/main/art.asp?articlekey=3638   (166 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Growing Pains - The Complete First Season: DVD: Chelsea Noble,Kelsey Dohring,Kirsten Dohring,Joanna ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Growing Pains does have a tendency to go for the easy laugh by having the kids--especially 9-year-old Ben--spout age-inappropriate jokes ("It was all so clinical," he complains at one point to Maggie after Jason bandages a scrape).
Join the Seavers as they experience the growing pains of family life, including a few disputes sprinkled in among lots of love and laughter.
Eventhough I was to young to original watch "Growing Pains" durring its inital seven-season run on ABC, the show is still forever linked to my childhood through the miracle of syndication.
www.amazon.com /Growing-Pains-Complete-First-Season/dp/B000C6NPHC   (2063 words)

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