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
From the age of five I've had this horrible ache in my legs. It would come and go and usually happen at nighttime a few times a month. It would start in one leg, then go to the other, sometimes even my arms. I would cry at night with my mom trying to do anything to make the pain stop. Finally, we went to the doctors who reassured me it was only growing pains. I found this odd but trusted his input and put up with the pain. Fast forward to 16 and an X-ray of a sprained ankle revealed I've stopped growing and my so called "growing pains" should not have even existed at that point. I'm now 21 and still have these pains with no understanding of what they could be. Only now, I found the only thing to get rid of the pain as fast as possible is to keep the leg or arm that is in pain extremely still (it's excruciating and hard to do).
If I keep it still long enough the pain will begin to subside, but if I move it even slightly before it has subsided enough, the intense pain starts all over again. I am relieved to see I'm not the only one who deals with this odd bone pain and I'm so curious to hear what your experiences are. On top of the pain I have restless leg syndrome. Does anyone have that with the pain as well? Does anyone know what this is?
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