Leg aches

Pediatr Clin North Am. 1977 Nov;24(4):731-6. doi: 10.1016/s0031-3955(16)33494-0.


In the investigation of children with leg aches, it is essential to identify those with demonstrable underlying organic diseases. Growing pains is a poorly named, nebulous entity that can be diagnosed only by exclusion. The greatest diagnostic error is to make a diagnosis of growing pains while overlooking some serious underlying condition.

MeSH terms

  • Child
  • Humans
  • Leg*
  • Pain Management
  • Pain* / epidemiology
  • Pain* / etiology
  • Terminology as Topic