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I’ve had a growing pain in my foot over the last few days. How can I reduce it/prevent further injury?

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Asked by: Victoria Duran

What helps growing pains in foot?

There’s no specific treatment for growing pains. Growing pains don’t cause other problems, and they don’t affect growth. Growing pains often get better on their own within a year or two. If they don’t go away completely in a year or so, they often become less painful.

What helps growing pain?

You can’t prevent your child’s growing pains. However, there are some things you can do to help lessen the pain: Encourage your child to take regular breaks when physically active. Sign your child up for different sports and activities that will use different muscles in their body.

How long do foot growing pains last?

How long do growing pains last? During a bout, growing pains last from minutes to hours, but most often it’s between ten and 30 minutes. Growing pains usually get better on their own in a year or two. If they persist longer, they often become less painful.

What happens if your growing hurts?

Growing pains usually cause an aching or throbbing feeling in the legs. This pain often occurs in the front of the thighs, the calves or behind the knees. Usually both legs hurt. Some children may also experience abdominal pain or headaches during episodes of growing pains.

How do you get rid of growing pains fast?

Things you can do to ease growing pains

  1. gently massage your child’s legs.
  2. put a covered hot water bottle (or heat pack) on the painful area.
  3. give children’s ibuprofen or paracetamol to ease the pain.
  4. encourage them to wear supportive shoes, such as trainers, during the day.
  5. give them a warm bath before bedtime.

Do bananas help with growing pains?

There’s no need to run out and buy more bananas or supplements, however. Although the potassium in bananas could help with some types of muscle cramps, there is no known connection between diet and growing pains, says Ramji.

What causes growing pains?

The cause of growing pains is unknown, and bone growth is not actually painful. The most likely cause of growing pains is muscle pain caused by overuse during the day. This overuse can come from normal childhood activity, such as running around and playing games, which can be hard on muscles.

What age growing pains start?

Growing pains are leg pains and soreness that happen to children at night. Growing pains usually start when kids are 3–12 years old.

Are growing pains normal at 17?

Some young people may continue to experience growing pains into their early adolescence or teenage years. Pain may be experienced in the legs – often the calf, front of thigh or behind the knees – and is often worse in the afternoon or evening.

When do girls stop growing?

15 years old

Girls usually stop growing and reach adult height by 14 or 15 years old, or a couple years after menstruation begins. Learn more about growth in girls, what to expect when it happens, and when you may want to call your child’s pediatrician.

Can you have growing pains in your feet?

Apophysitis is also known as Severs Disease or sometimes referred to as “growing pains.” Sometimes our bones can grow faster than our muscles and tendons which cause theses “growing pains.” This condition can be found in both heels or just one heel can be affected.