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Am a 30 years old mother of 2 kids, one of 5 years & the other 3 years old. My kids often complaint me that their Legs are paining specifically in the night time even if they are involved in their regular activities and not some other heavy activities. Why does this happen specifically in the Night Time? What could be the Reasons behind this & is it a matter of worry? Please help me out of this. Thinking you.

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There is a condition called'growing pains' in children. This can be managed with paracetamol in small doses. The kids must be investigated, before this diagnosis is made.
Good to know that there are no swellings and pain is present on both legs. Growing kids have huge demands of resources like proteins, carbs, good fats, vitamins and minerals. Kids during the day go on and on running around putting load on legs which shows as pain at night. Make sure that they do rest in afternoon for an hour at least after school. Deworming by giving bandy plus bottle for kids-one for each. More proteins like milk, curd, boiled eggs, chicken soups (if non veg) but non veg dishes prepared by conventional way has little food value. Every carb of their liking, wheat/rice/bread but no maida and no extra sugar or salt-make it a habit for life. Good fats are pure ghee/butter + nuts which give good proteins also. Kids do not like vegetables but you have to be clever, e g paalak can be mixed with atta to make rotis/paranthas/puris. Gentle massage on legs with baby oil will give relief but no pain killers. Get them checked for anemia and infection by getting cbc test done after a month if all of above give no relief.
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Dear Lynbrate user This is called Growing Pains and is very common in children .when we are busy we hardly notice our own mild headaches similarly children feel it when they are relaxed and that is time at night You can either press their legs or if more give paracetamol
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