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growing painsPediatrics Benign idiopathic leg pains in growing children, usually in the legs; experts disagree on whether this condition actually exists; some workers regard it as a type of overuse syndrome; if it does exist, it is a diagnosis of exclusion DiffDx Trauma, infection, avascular necrosis of bone, tumors, collagen vascular disease, Lyme disease, psychosomatic disease, congenital, and developmental defects Clinical GP complaints are bilateral, intermittent, most often occur after going to bed, and are linked to edema of muscles encased within 'tight' fascia; they often follow a day of strenuous exercise, although a temporal or activity-relatable pattern may not be detected; GPs may be accompanied by restlessness and disappears with the cessation of growth Treatment Local heat, massage, rest, NSAIDs and, if severe, quinine sulfate. See Fat spurt, Growth spurt.
grow·ing pains(grō'ing pānz)
growing painsA popular medical fiction. Growth is never painful. Possible causes of pains so described are hairline traumatic fractures, muscle and tendon strain from overuse, ligament strain and partial dislocation (subluxation) of joints.
Patient discussion about growing pains
Q. I am worried about my growing weight.Can someone give more information? Obesity is killing me every day. My eating habits have become irregular due to my night shift work. I have gained four kgs in a month. Weight gain makes me stressed. I am worried about my growing weight. I am not able to be active for the day due to obesity. I have tried with gym but in vain as I develop muscular cramps and tiredness and have low energy the next day at work. I have heard of Acai berry diet and its benefit associated with weight loss. Can someone give more information?
Q. Why are so many kids being diagnosed with ADHD? Where was that disease when I was growing up? Why are so many parents taking their kids to get medicine for this so called ADHD? I am not saying it does not exist, but I do not believe it does to the extent that some people have made it out to be. Is that an excuse for parents who don't like to discipline their kids?
Q. can I grow taller after the age of 20? Now I am 28 yrs old and 4.5 height, can I grow taller after the age of 20?
• Stretching Exercises: - This exercise will help you to improve your posture. You'll be surprised to see that how much of "Height" is hidden behind your slouched back.
• Second, you can create a "Taller" effect by following some smart fashion techniques. You can easily add another inch or two of "illusionary height" by improving your dress coordination. For ex: If you are short wear vertical striped shirt.