UMEM Educational Pearls

Category: Pediatrics

Title: Growing Pains

Posted: 2/10/2012 by Rose Chasm, MD (Updated: 6/15/2024)
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  • diagnosis of exclusion
  • bilateral leg pain only in the evening/night
  • should NOT have a limp, pain, or symptoms during the day
  • completely normal physical exam
  • no systemic symptoms, localizing signs, joint involvement, or limitation of activity
  • look for something else if there is anything wrong on review of systems, examination, or imaging studies


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