It was Sunday evening when he started to complain. My son had played a soccer game on Saturday, a baseball game on Sunday, and we were driving home from a birthday party. “My leg, it hurts so bad!” he whimpered, “around my knee and thigh”. Knowing that it had been a long weekend, and that he was tired, I didn’t pay too much attention and told him he just needed some sleep. But you can imagine my guilt when he woke up crying at 11:00 PM, due to the pain in his leg. I gave him some Ibuprofen, an ice pack and some cuddles, and he eventually drifted back to sleep. But it got me thinking–was he experiencing growing pains (Something which I thought were a bit of a wives tale)? Breezy Mama turned to trusted pediatrician, Dr. Gillin for answers.
What are growing pains–do they really exist?
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