Growing pains in children can be miserable for them. As a parent, you can often feel helpless. There is no medical solution for this incapacitating ailment aside from pain killers. Although these may help your child’s immediate pain, they do nothing for their long term health and don’t address the cause.
It is considered that one in three children will suffer with growing pains, to some extent. This is not surprising given the amount of work the body has to do to create and grow bones.
Mostly the problem seems to occur at night and mostly the calves are affected. The pain is usually of an achy kind, but can also be of a jerky nature, too.
It isn’t just limited to children, either. The problem can continue into adolescence.
The pain can be strong enough to stop the child sleeping or can wake them up. Nothing seems to bring relief, although massage and applied heat are often used to help.
Growing pains are far more prevalent in children who have a poor diet. Although this appears obvious, it is rarely acted upon. When a growing child doesn’t have the resources to support them through this natural process, many disorders are likely to appear.
With the advent of fast food, so loved by many children, children’s nutrition has taken a serious tumble. It is simply not possible for a child to get any of their nutritional requirements on a diet of fast food, processed food, junk food and the like.
In addition, the child is likely to have other, more serious health complaints.
So the first thing to do when addressing growing pains in children, is to be very serious, and strict if necessary, about diet. Home cooking with plenty of fresh fruit and vegies are essential. I suggest you ban ALL processed food, (which includes white sugar, white flour, white pasta, white rice, etc) and ALL chemical additives. This generally means avoiding most packets and jars. Always check the ingredients.
The child needs far more than the common five serves of fruit and vegies. Start with at least 10 and work up. You can be creative with recipes to make them more tempting and appetising than a plain, say, apple. You can mix a chopped apple with a sliced banana and mandarin pieces with some thick almond and honey cream.
Other kids at school will be envious and that always helps!
Apart from the diet, homeopathic treatment is excellent for stopping growing pains in children, dead in its tracks. The right remedy for the individual child and their symptoms brings about a simple melting away of the pain in minutes and the child returns to sleep, and you, gratefully, to bed.
Homeopathic treatment works by matching the remedy to the symptoms of the person’s complaint. It won’t work unless this is strictly adhered to. Then the underlying cause is resolved and the growing pains will diminish and fade over a short period of time.
Use professional help to guide you.