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10 year old daughter waking up at night crying with pain in

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10 year old daughter waking up at night crying with pain in her lower leg. Leg looks fine on the outside. Walks with a limp
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Pediatrics
Expert:  Dr. Su S. replied 8 months ago.

Greetings,

Thank you for your question.

I am Dr. Su S. and I will try my best to help you.

I am sorry for her symptoms.

Did it happen on both legs?

At which part of leg does she feel pain most?

Did it happen tonight?

Does she have any other illness?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
left lower leg near shin, cant tell if it is in the muscle or bone. Has been going on for about a week. No other illnesses
Expert:  Dr. Su S. replied 8 months ago.

Thank you for the input.
Leg pain at this age can be the growing pain.
It is usually felt in the muscles of the legs, thigh, shin area.
Pain is more prominent in the evening or night or after more activities during day.
The pain usually goes away by the morning.
Massage to the part can be soothing.
Application of heat will help.
Icing can be done if she feels comfortable.
Ibuprofen or Tylenol can be continued.
It should be determined whether the is feeling pain in the joints or muscles,
There can be other causes of pain in the lower limbs.
Children can have arthritis too.
You should consult her pediatrician first to get an preliminary assessment.
If he feels necessary, then she can be referred to other specialist if it is needed.
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Wish her healthy life.
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