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my little girl who is almost 3 is having the most horrible leg and foot pain. i assume it is growing pains. im wondering what you all do for it. hers usually starts about 3 hrs after she falls asleep, than she wakes up screaming and crying. that can last for 3 hrs. right now we are using Arnica and motrin to help her. i dont really know what else to do. i massage her also. why does this happen at night and why is it so bad.???? what else could i be doing, or try something new. i read once that growing pain arent real, i dont know how that is true. anyway HELP!!!
 

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My son gets awful pains in his legs, but I have had some success with the following:<br>
I added extra zinc and calcium to his vitamins. One or the other, can't remember which, needs vitamin E to bind it, so that it is even useful to the body, so I empty a vit E gel capsule in his juice 2-3 times a week.<br><br>
The biggest help I have found, however, has been the use of Bio Plasma Cell Salts. They are rather expensive ($15 at ahealth food store) but the bottle seems to last forever. When I see the first signs I start giving my son this homepathic remedy up to 6 times a day. I am not sure of the reason, but it seems that the cell salts help the body really absorb and use the vitamins it needs for growth and this reduces the leg cramps. In my son, it has reduced them to never or extremely minor!<br><br>
Good luck!
 

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sounds like old fashioned growing pains to me. When this happens to us we increase potassium in their diets (bananas and avacados) and it takes care of it right away. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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My DS#1 gets them ... and so does DH. Just mindbogglingly painful cramps. Charley horse.<br><br>
Banana eaten while suffering from the cramp can actually get rid of it very quickly.<br><br>
Not knowing if that's what your DD is having, but ...
 

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i dont really now if its muscle pain or bone pain. the arnica jell helps but not always. i started her on a calcium supp, and she always eats her vit e cap. it is one of those things that are hard cause she wakes up screaming and im half asleep trying to help her. they have to grow but i wish there was a way to help them do it less painfully and not in the middle of the night. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 

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I used to get terrible leg pains at night when I was around your dd's age, too. I agree with the other posts about increasing calcium and potassium. Another thing that really helped my pain was to wear legwarmers! In fact, I still have the same ones I used to wear as a kiddo in my drawer--just in case. A heating pad set on medium heat can also relieve the pain. If it's really bad, try a hot bath with epsom salt.
 
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