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Old 10-07-2009, 05:47 PM
 
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My granddaughter seems to be complaining of her legs hurting quite often. She is almost five. I looked up reasons and found flat feet, strenuous activity, (She take gymnastics once a week) and another was dehydration. That is the one that worries me. I pick her up from school everyday, and she is always thirsty. I usually have juice waiting for her in the car.She seems tired, which I don't think is unusual after a long day at school. After she drinks something she perks up. It is grandparents day tomorrow at school and I am going to ask her teacher if she drinks enough during the day, and if not offer her water bottle to her serveral times during the day. I know we all do not drink enough water.

Any thoughts on this??
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Old 10-07-2009, 07:16 PM
 
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My granddaughter seems to be complaining of her legs hurting quite often. She is almost five. I looked up reasons and found flat feet, strenuous activity, (She take gymnastics once a week) and another was dehydration. That is the one that worries me. I pick her up from school everyday, and she is always thirsty. I usually have juice waiting for her in the car.She seems tired, which I don't think is unusual after a long day at school. After she drinks something she perks up. It is grandparents day tomorrow at school and I am going to ask her teacher if she drinks enough during the day, and if not offer her water bottle to her serveral times during the day. I know we all do not drink enough water.

Any thoughts on this??
i hope her pediatrician monitors this--it could be a sign of juvenile diabetes(especially the perking up after juice)--hope her dr. tests her
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Old 10-07-2009, 07:25 PM
 
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I will say schools are notorious at NOT letting kids get adequate water.
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Old 10-07-2009, 07:27 PM
 
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Leg pain in children can sometimes be "growing pains". If she ever limps along with the pain, however, that could be something more serious and should be checked out right away.
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Old 10-07-2009, 07:40 PM
 
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It could also be a magnesium deficiency.
http://www.bodyandfitness.com/Information/Health/legcramp.htm (broken link)
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Old 10-07-2009, 07:49 PM
 
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Thanks for all the input. I will check it out.
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