Growing pain

Many children experience growing pains in times of rapid skeletal growth. This may be evident with the child waking in the night complaining of aching or painful legs or, in some cases, elbows. We treat any underlying musculoskeletal tension that could be exacerbating the growing pains.

Postural advice is given where necessary with a strong emphasis on massage, stretches and daily exercises that can be done at home. In older children, growing pains may present as Osgood-Schlatter’s Disease or Sever’s Disease due to rapid bone growth causing increased traction on muscle attachments at the knees and heels.