7 types of leg pain (and when to take them seriously)
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Children often awaken with severe leg cramps and leg pain. Many people well remember the terror of that pain and how difficult it was to ease it. “I’ve had my kids go through these and they’re usually associated with growth spurts,” Dr Rue says. As the child’s bone grows, the muscle tendons stretch, causing pain where they attach to the bone. Ice, pain relievers, and stretching can lessen the incidents, says Dr Rue.