Posted in Child's Health, Preschoolers

Active Toddler and Leg Pain

Hello to all; my son is a super active, high flying, non-stop running, jumping any moment possible little man. He is super fun and loves every minute of playtime there is to have in a day. From the moment he wakes he wants to run and jump, etc. However, at the end of a super active day he is crying and saying he is in pain. Always the same leg, same general area and I’m wondering what this could be?!? Growing pains?

  • Donna
    Jun 06

    Definitely could be. I’m pretty sure that my super active son’s leg pain was related to growing pains. They always happened around the same time he started eating a ton

  • Eric
    Jun 06

    Our daughter is the same. Started as legs, now mostly her feet. Pediatrician and a podiatrist have both said growing pains at this point and we have supportive shoes with temporary orthotic inserts (real ones are expensive and only when necessary). Apparently evening is bad because that’s when lactic acid settles. We rub her feet and have taught her how as well. On really bad nights, we give her Tylenol, especially if she wakes up in the middle of the night. Worth getting looked at, but your son probably just is similar. Apparently it passes at some point, but is hard now