What age do you stop having growing pains?
Usually they happen when kids are between the ages of 3 and 5 or 8 and 12. Doctors don't believe that growing actually causes pain, but growing pains stop when kids stop growing. By the teen years, most kids don't get growing pains anymore. Kids get growing pains in their legs.
Things that may help ease growing pains include:
- massaging the area.
- placing a heating pad on the area.
- giving ibuprofen or acetaminophen. Do not give aspirin to a child or teen, as it has been linked to a rare but serious illness called Reye syndrome.
- Sever's disease (also known as calcaneal apophysitis) is a type of bone injury in which the growth plate in the lower back of the heel, where the Achilles tendon (the heel cord that attaches to the growth plate) attaches, becomes inflamed and causes pain.
- Osgood-Schlatter disease is seen in the growing child and adolescent, particularly those who participate in athletics. This is an age where the bones are typically growing faster than the muscles and tendons. As a result, the muscles and tendons have a tendency to become tight.
- The Growth of Shaquille O'Neal
Age Height Shoe Size 12 5'10" Size 10 1/2 16 6'7" Size 15 21 7'1" Size 20 25 7' 1" (216 cm) Size 22
Updated: 2nd October 2019