I woke up this morning and had sharp pains in my thighs, around the ankles and sometimes my arms. My mom told me I have growing pains but im 16. I don't know what to do since my pain hurts so bad and I haven't done anything active lately. Please tell me what I can do to help or if I need to see the doctor?
You may have "growing pains" but it may be something as simple as a nutrional deficiency.
If you think the pain is getting worse and it's been going on awhile, you should just go to the doctor.
It's not good to become a worrier at so young in life.
Eat healthy, get exercise, socialize.
Have you been under stress? How is your mood?
A doctor visit can put an end to you thinking about it.
I thought my son was having growing pains. He complained mostly about his knees. When it was happening more frequently I said something to his pediatrician. Apparently growing pains is a myth. They did blood work and found he had high inflammation in his body. We were sent to a rheumatologist and he was diagnosed with spondyloarthritis (arthritis of the spine) and fibromyalgia. The arthritis affects the back, knees, Achilles tendon among other things. It's been 5 years and he is doing great and only takes mobic if necessary. He only takes it when it is really bothering him which has been maybe 5 times this year. He has learned being active makes him feel better.
Don't just pass it off. Next time you go to the doctor mention it.
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