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chronic leg aches in calves

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  • I search the internet just to find out some simple ways to find cure for my niece leg and calf pains. I never thought that lots of people are having problems regarding this. She started having this unknown leg pains then she was about 2yrs old. She cannot speak out what kind of pain she was having. She was screaming and crying because of the unbearable pain. I thought it's just what others has, growing pains maybe. But as she was getting older, the attack severes. I thought she maybe needing of some excersize. I let her run, play at school, jump. Just to let her enjoy her childhood. But now, she's 9yrs. old. Still, the attack continues. I can't barely seeing her screaming and crying. When this happens, i gave her massage and a hot compress to the aching part of her leg. It temporarily gives relief. But i'm bother everytime she's in pain. I still don't know the cause of this. Thanks for your sharings. May God bless us all.
  • I search the internet just to find out some simple ways to find cure for my niece leg and calf pains. I never thought that lots of people are having problems regarding this. She started having this unknown leg pains then she was about 2yrs old. She cannot speak out what kind of pain she was having. She was screaming and crying because of the unbearable pain. I thought it's just what others has, growing pains maybe. But as she was getting older, the attack severes. I thought she maybe needing of some excersize. I let her run, play at school, jump. Just to let her enjoy her childhood. But now, she's 9yrs. old. Still, the attack continues. I can't barely seeing her screaming and crying. When this happens, i gave her massage and a hot compress to the aching part of her leg. It temporarily gives relief. But i'm bother everytime she's in pain. I still don't know the cause of this. Thanks for your sharings. May God bless us all.
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  • I remember when we were young, my sister had leg pains, "growing pains", in both of her legs. My mother sat up all night to rub a pain cream (can't remember what kind), and massage her legs. She suffered the leg pains for few years. This was almost 30 years ago and not much could be done. Luckily, she grew out of the pain.

    She is only 5'1" tall.

    I am sorry that you have to witness your daughter suffer. I hope that you can get a second opinion for alternative treatments.

    Good luck!
  • My son is 16 years old and has chronic leg aches for the past 3 1/2 years. He has pain everyday. The pain is worse when he is sitting. It is worse when it is warm/hot out or warm in the house. He has missed so much school and his childhood. The leg pain started as Osgood Schlatter's Disease. That healed but his right leg atrophied to the point where he had to learn how to walk all over again. His limp is gone and his leg is almost equal in size to the other leg. We have seen 8 doctors, mri's, blood work, x-rays, nerve conduction test many other tests. Some say he will outgrow this. His last dr. put him on medicine for restless leg syndrome but does not know if that is the problem. It helps "sometimes". I am at a loss as to help my son. Is there anyone out there who has a child who has this or a similar problem. I am desperate to cure him.
  • It has been a while since you posted and I'm curious if you'd found anything out about your daughter. She sounds almost exactly what mine is going through. She's tall. Calf pain that aches mostly after walking or standing. It also bothers her going to sleep. It's really horrible and I hope we find out what it is. She is seeing a specialist - orthopedic doctor next month. They ran blood work to see if she was lacking vitamins, but all were ok.
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  • I've have searched and searched for this info !
    I'm 37 and I suffer the exact calve pain you are all talking of ! I'm at my wits end it's destroying my life they hurt soo much :( I've just come of 35 mg transtec patches and oral morphine and been put on 37 mg of fentanyl patches they are good for my pain but I struggle when they are ready tone changed .
    I have heat pads tens machines circulation boosters massagers all to try and help relieve the pain ! I wish somebody could diagnose my pain and help me :( , I struggled when I was young too my dad used to wrap wet bandages round my calves to ease it glad I'm not alone :( well I'm not glad I feel for us all
  • TracyLynneTTracyLynne Posts: 582
    edited 03/18/2013 - 10:49 PM
    To Dolores and mbp - All three of my boys suffered terribly with 'growing pains' when they were young, especially after extremely busy days. My eldest also had Osgood Schlatter, and after a session with physio he got his knee in order and everything else eventually settled.

    Osler, do you have enough calcium and magnesium in your diet? Also, do you take stomach protectants at all? I was on Cimetidine for a couple of years and began to have horrendous leg pain and spasms ('charlie horse'); I was reading a book on Fibromyalgia and Chronic Myofascial Pain and came across a section dealing with some known causes for spasms. Cimetidine was one of the first causes, and when I went off it, my spasms all but disappeared.

    Tracy
  • Mvb2717MMvb2717 Posts: 1
    edited 12/31/2014 - 6:27 AM
    I've had leg aches since I was a child and were told they were growing pains... I'm 33 and still have them. As a child they were so painful that I'd sometimes just lay in bed and cry; the pain was usually from hip to ankle in both legs, but sometimes just the calves. Hot baths and/or Tylenol would help, eventually.
    I still experience these pains and have found that it usually occurs when I go from being in a cold environment to hot, or vice versa. I wish I knew how to get rid of them permanently or just knew what the cause was! As an adult I have developed sciatica; I wonder if the two are connected? I hope I can find an answer soon... I'm used to the pain after over 20 years but it still hurts.
  • A child with constant/years of growing pains may well be hypermobile. Looser joints die to stretcher collagen means the muscles have to work much harder-hence aching calves, night cramps etc. this can be hypermobilty syndrome or if it affects other systems then Ehlers Danlos (tummy troubles, fainting/high heart rate when standing-see POTS in EDS, increase prolapse, possible skin signs but not always). See Beighton score and Brighton criteria. Some Dr will say u can't treat it but it can be v well managed with hydrotherapy and Physio directed at strengthening key stabilising muscles. Not doing so if the child does have EDS might mean later in life ending up with early osteoarthritis and potentially subluxations/dislocations of joints-especially if they gradually or suddenly decrease activity. I had growing pains all my childhood, then got an CFS diagnosis after GF put me in bed (lost muscle mass) and only at 31 has it finally all been recognised as EDS with POTS causing fatigue.
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