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Joint Pain In Children: Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis And How To Treat It

Joint pain is common in children and can be due to several non-inflammatory conditions such as the benign joint hypermobility syndrome (BJHS) and growing pains (GP). A research study showed that more than 30% of school children experience chronic musculoskeletal pain [1] . In most cases, joint pain in children is mostly caused due to growing pains.

 

According to a study by the American Family Physician, 16% of school-age children experience limb pain [2] . Joint pain can be difficult for children to characterize. Usually, the symptoms of acute joint pain in children are obvious but, chronic joint pain symptoms can be rather difficult to determine.

 

What Causes Joint Pain In Children [3]

Story first published: Friday, November 22, 2019, 16:30 [IST]
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