my 3 year old woke up with pain in his upper leg and groin area there is no swelling or discoloration and I cant feel any abnormalities it hurt him if we try to move the leg at all, even when moving him, or to put pressure on it. What could it be? should I take him to the doctor or wait a day and see if it gets better?
Could he have pulled a muscle? My sons jump around like little crazy men sometimes and things can get pulled, twisted and hurt for a day or two. I would say that if he can't walk and cries out if you so much as move him that this is more than a growing pain. I'd go ahead and call his doc and see if they want to see you. good luck and my kids have had an 'injury' that they recovered from in a day. Hopefully he'll be better really soon. good luck
He fell off a swing at the park the day before, its about a foot and a half off the ground, but he landed on his back. he is a very calm child he runs around a lot but he doesn't go crazy with it I would say he is opposite of my friends boys he prefers calm things i.e building, playing cars, coloring, games and he doesn't cry or complain unless he is really hurt which is why I am worried.
Yes, he sounds like he is hurt. His fall could have caused something to go out of place. I'd go ahead and call his docror's office. Our doc will talk to you and tell you if she feels the child needs to be seen based on what you describe. If your doctor's office doesn't do that, then call and try to get in. good luck
My daughter had the same thing on the same day you posted this. She was basically iron deficent. She was so sick the days before and drank only milk. Milk depletes iron from your body. It affects the muscles and other parts of your body. She feels much better now after she started eating more high in iron foods. You can googles this or you can find what I posted on a different forum on this site. I highly recommend you read what I wrote. Good Luck and I hope this helps.
Here's what I posted in another forum in case you can't find it:
I can't believe how so many kids are experiencing the same awful leg/knee pain. My 3.5 year old daughter just started complaining about having legs pains in the groan area (not the bone) yesterday. She limps and couldn't walk straight and was in so much pain. Massaging the area and with some cuddling made her happier until she had to walk again. So I did some research and thought maybe it's "Growing Pains" like everyone said.
After reading everyone's comments here on this forum, there were a few things I want to try to help cure my daughter's pain quickly. I was convinced that it was Growing Pains or even the shoes she wears. Then I realized I wasn't diligent about giving her her daily dose of Iron Drops. I also thought about the foods she eats. We (mom and dad) eats healthy every night. But she prefers her chicken nuggets, fish sticks, pizza, white rice only, yogurt and milk. Recently, she's been drinking lots of milk. I just read that drinking too much cow's milk is a common cause of iron deficiency in young children (symptoms: Cracked lips, Muscle pain, brittle fingernails, etc)(read links below). So I've concluded that she is Iron-Deficient. Now, I’ll have to somehow convince or force her to eat good food (rich in iron foods) along with her iron-drops.
I'm crossing my fingers and hoping that I've nailed the problem. This is only day 2 for my daughter. I hope this is the culprit of the pain and an end for many little sufferers. I believe, it's what you eat or don't eat that is the cure (not medicine like the doctor ordered or the shoe).
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