What are growing pains?

Growing pains are where the bones grow quickly but the muscles don't - it takes the muscles an average of three months to catch up wth the bones, this can be very painful and can be one of the main causes of Osgood Schlatter's disease and Sever's disease. 

Any child can suffer from growing pains, if your child tends to have sudden growth spurts rather than gradual growth, then they are more likely to experience it.

Treat it now!

It is important to seek treatment for young children suffering with growing pains as this can be where a lot of problems can start that may carry on into later life. The pain is usually in the form of aching legs, hips, knees and ankles which can easily be relieved with the correct treatment.

If left untreated, once children hit puberty simple problems from childhood can begin to cause more severe issues due to poor posture and severe muscle compensation. These problems over time can result in low back pain, knee problem, groin strains in adulthood.

Invest in your child's future today.

Image: Happy kids without growing pains