When Might "Growing Pains" Warrant A Visit To The Pediatrician?
When your child wakes up at night complaining about cramps in their legs, you likely typically send them back to bed and reassure them it's just growing pains. And indeed, these aches and pains are pretty normal and quite common in childhood. Sometimes, though, aches and cramps that resemble growing pains may actually be a sign of something more sinister — a condition that warrants attention from the pediatrician. How do you know the difference?