For any parent with an unhappy child wondering “will growing pains stop?”—take hope. Your son or daughter will outgrow them with time. Growing pains are a common malady that occur in active children, and they do stop as your child gets older. Each episode of pain can last from 10 minutes to several hours. They are most common in children between ages 3 and 12, though they seem to affect younger children more than older ones. The problem is usually most pronounced if the child has been active or is tired. The condition also runs in families—if you or your spouse had trouble with growing pains, most likely your child will as well.
If the discomfort persists through the night and into the morning, accompanies a limp, or seems connected to illness or an infection, it may be a more serious problem that needs prompt treatment. If you’re concerned about your child’s lower limbs, let Family Foot Care & Surgery, L.L.C. check them and help you take care of any issues. Send us an online request or call to reach us: (203) 876-7736 for the Milford location; (203) 288-4055 for the Hamden office.