Growing, is it painful?

Growing, is this painful?

Avenues Physio-Fitness is regularly referred adolescence or children with “growing pains”. Although there is reference to pain reported by children between the ages of 3-5 years and 8-12 years, there is no evidence that growing is a painful process. The reported literature describes pain in the legs and within the muscles- namely front of the thighs, in the calves or behind the knees. This almost always occurs in both legs and lasts for no longer than a couple of weeks.

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Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome (Shin Splints)

Medial tibial stress syndrome (MTSS) is a common overuse injury of the shin provoked following weight bearing activities including exercise [1-3]. MTSS is characterised by pain along the bottom two thirds of the inside of the shin bone [1, 3-5]. This condition is a common cause of pain and dysfunction amongst athletic populations, particularly those involving repetitive dynamic or impact based loads such as running, dancing or jumping [1, 3, 6, 7] and is something that we regularly treat at Avenues Physio-Fitness. Read More