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My ds is almost 5. He complains a lot of his legs hurting him. He also dislikes riding bikes, tricycles, big wheels and seems very unnatural when he is on them. How much would you all say your kiddos complain about pain that you would consider growing pains?<br><br>
He rarely gets sick, so we do not get much practice going to the doctor. And he really hates going for himself (no problem going with me for me or his sister<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">: ).<br><br>
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Has he had any vaccine boosters lately?<br><br>
My son had growing pain in his knees at age 12. He was really doing some major growing that year though.
 

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No vaccinations in over 3 years. No major falls, no injuries other than stubbing his toe(s) a lot which also makes me think it might be growing pains because he can be so graceful dancing, jumping, whatever and trip over nothing.<br><br>
Just trying to get a little perspective before I rush to the doctor.
 

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My 5yo wakes often complaining of her knee, always the same one too.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/notes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="notes">:
 

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I have no ideas really, but my 5 yo DS wakes up at least once a week complaining of his legs or knees - usually just knees - hurting. He's been doing it for months now. We did take him to the doctor, but nothing was found wrong.
 

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Both of mine have gotten those over the years, DS more than DD so far.<br><br>
I massage the sore joint and limb, usually with "happy rub". Happy Rub was something I had purchased when DS was very young, now I make our own with food use Tangerine Oil diluted a bit in Sunflower Oil. Still works.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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The reason why I asked in the first place is because one of the side effects to the MMR vaccine is rheumatism - although most likely in a teen.<br><br>
Maybe he does have 'growing pain' ? He seem very young to me though. Is he in fact growing a lot right now?
 

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Gitti- A fair question, no reason to justify.<br><br>
I thought he was pretty young to be experiencing growing pains also. That is why I posted. Ds has grown, but not a huge amount.<br><br>
I will keep an eye on him and see how it goes. Thank you all for your posts.
 
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