I have had this since I was a teenager and was always told it was growing pains. I don't think I am growing any more, so what else can it be?
Bone pain can be caused from many things including such diseases as osteoarthritis, Paget's disease, or cancer. To read more about this topic try the following sites:
Bone pain should be taken seriously and investigated by your doctor.
Laurie is right again, but am wondering if you are on any medications at all? Some can cause bone pain, & are you sure it's bone pain, & not muscle or connective tissue like ligaments etc... Just wondering because my son was also told he had growning pains, & actually there is no such thing. He is very tall & thin, but has stretch marks across his back from growing too fast. I used to have to rub his poor little legs at the age of 2 for him to be able to go to sleep at night... Just some thoughts...
Another possible cause might be fibromyalgia. I have fibro and one of my symptoms is pain that seems like it is in the bones of the arms and legs, when it is really bad, I have learned to check to see if I have a low grade fever and I usually do. Look up fibromyalgia in Wikipedia.org for more symptoms, I have only done that recently but I have most of those symptoms.
Lack of vitamin D can cause bone pain. Remember rickets??? Have your doctor give you a vitamin D blood test, and if your lab results are low normal, then you need to take much more vitamin D. I take 4,000 units a day just to keep my vitamin D in the middle. So many people are staying out of the sun now, (esp. we Floridians!), that there is an epidemic of low vitamin D absorption. Hope that this helps. BTW, get D-3.
I have done some research on this myself, I suffered severe "growing pains" and had test after test as a child from bone testing to other diseases. To no availe. I have been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia 6yrs ago. The group I am in via yahoo has done extensive questioning, and polls ect. A VERY high percentage of them had "growing pains:" and being I am only 5'3" I didn't grow much or rapidly. I still suffer with the pains in my legs at times.
Just a thought and my input
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