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26 Jul 2006

3.5 yr son with sore knee
Hi, My son has complained of a sore knee for 2 days but he has not fallen or bruised it in any way. Is there cause for concern - should my first stop be a paeditrician or whom if it continues? People have spoken about growing pains - how do I determine what it is?
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Healthy Bones
Healthy Bones

01 Jan 0001

Dear Mom
Kids do often complain of sore legs and this is usually ascribed to "growing pains".
I do however think that if this persists or gets worse, you should make an appointment with your doctor/paediatrician. Even if it is only to tell you that this is normal and you have nothing to worry about. Ongoing pai should be investigated.
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