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What Causes Growing Pains?

What Causes Growing Pains?



Growing Pains are real, but no one seems to know why exactly kids get them. Learn what we do know here on SciShow Quick Question!

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Sources:
http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/growing-pains/basics/definition/con-20029782
http://www.slate.com/articles/double_x/the_kids/2013/08/growing_pains_in_kids_are_they_real_what_causes_them_and_is_there_any_treatment.html
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15289780
https://my.clevelandclinic.org/childrens-hospital/health-info/ages-stages/preschool/hic-Growing-Pains
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19039913
https://www.healthychildren.org/English/health-issues/conditions/orthopedic/pages/Growing-Pains-Are-Normal-Most-Of-The-Time.aspx
http://news.psu.edu/story/141240/2007/11/05/research/probing-question-are-childrens-growing-pains-real
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20171654
http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/osgood-schlatter-disease/basics/definition/con-20021911
https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001258.htm

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31 Comments

  • Posted on Sep 16, 2020 at 12:24 pm

    im 14 and feel it in my arm

  • Posted on Sep 24, 2020 at 00:34 am

    Yea I use a hot pad to help the pain

  • Posted on Oct 13, 2020 at 07:57 am

    I am 11 and im experinencing growing pains right now i have barley any phisical activity during the day and my life style is lazy with a healthy diet.

  • Posted on Nov 23, 2020 at 19:58 pm

    But my growing pains or in the chest and back

  • Posted on Dec 05, 2020 at 09:34 am

    I get “growing pains” in my legs when I’m gonna get my period or during it

  • Posted on Dec 23, 2020 at 08:09 am

    I am 15 and why am I still feeling them in the last year I have grown 6 inches and they have felt worse in the past year???

  • Posted on Jan 05, 2021 at 09:00 am

    Damn i thought i was getting taller

  • Posted on Jan 06, 2021 at 07:36 am

    Every time I have excessive growing pains I always grow more.

  • Posted on Jan 25, 2021 at 16:23 pm

    I have never had this cause I'm short

  • Posted on Feb 04, 2021 at 04:31 am

    I was surprised when you recognized my symptoms of pain in my leg and thighs

  • Posted on Mar 01, 2021 at 20:31 pm

    Legs pain? More like left hip pain and I’m 12😭

  • Posted on Mar 23, 2021 at 04:57 am

    There’s is proof that growing hurts tho 😂 ask anyone who has grew 6 or more inches within 4-8 months before

  • Posted on Mar 25, 2021 at 16:24 pm

    I have so bad growing pain that is really painfull

  • Posted on Apr 29, 2021 at 06:12 am

    I almost ALWAYS get growing pains if there is an infection.

  • Posted on May 03, 2021 at 13:02 pm

    I Have One At The Morning… Weird… I Just Woke Up…
    ACTIVITY?!? I DIDN’T EVEN MOVE THAT MUCH!!

  • Posted on May 28, 2021 at 18:38 pm

    I have the same pain… just with 29…

  • Posted on Jun 20, 2021 at 07:07 am

    But im 8 half

  • Posted on Jul 04, 2021 at 07:39 am

    i’m 13 watching this, and i still get them. i actually have them right now. it’s 4 am 🤗

  • Posted on Aug 22, 2021 at 07:57 am

    I am currently dying of pain

  • Posted on Sep 10, 2021 at 03:59 am

    Mine is so annoying rn… I can’t sleep but I so glad it is on one leg but the pain is not funny at all…

  • Posted on Sep 17, 2021 at 14:56 pm

    Fam i am 18 not a child i just started getting theses whats going on i never had growing pains as a child only when i turnt 17🤣🤣😂

  • Posted on Sep 20, 2021 at 10:25 am

    So am I gonna be taller later orrrrrrrrrrr?

  • Posted on Nov 08, 2021 at 06:46 am

    I thought you said Israel but I had growing pain higher than I’ve ever had

  • Posted on Jan 09, 2022 at 19:17 pm

    i am dying omg

  • Posted on Apr 15, 2022 at 16:22 pm

    bruh i'm pushing 30 and still have them but am only 6ft sth tall

  • Posted on Apr 20, 2022 at 15:44 pm

    So my whole life had this growing up I used to think it was because I was a little over weight or that’s what my parents told me. I still get them now rarely but not as much as I did when I was younger.

  • Posted on May 27, 2022 at 07:05 am

    A hot bath…. and no…. not everyone out grows them

    I have severe small fiber neuropathy. Its affecting my autonomic system, and is from a herditary issue. I had bad growing pains, so did all 3 of my kids… thing is my growing pains have lasted my whole life just gradually turned in what i now know is part of my small fiber issues, and the constant leg and arm pain ive lived with my entire life.

    Id be very curious if other people have issues as adults…. especially neurological symptoms…. small fiber neuropathy has been ignore by qll my neurologist the last 11 years, i recently returned to the neurologist that originally diagnosed me (thanks obama care-not) it was not understood 10 years ago, im thinking its not fully understood now…

    But this pain sounds EXACTLY like my small fiber pain….

    My vote is its neurological

  • Posted on Jun 03, 2022 at 22:32 pm

    nah i disagree

  • Posted on Jun 29, 2022 at 02:32 am

    i have it in my rips and my chest not my legs…

  • Posted on Jul 20, 2022 at 19:19 pm

    I don’t do excessive outside activities, and I’m not very sensitive to pain and it’s in my arms and stuff where my growth plates are
    I’m so confused

  • Posted on Aug 09, 2022 at 08:50 am

    I’ve had growing pains since I was 4 years old and I’m now 39 and still have them.

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