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Pain behind the knee-4 year old

I have a 4 year old who has been complaining about pain behind his knee.  It was accompanied by a fever.  Today, he has no fever, but will cry when he moves his leg the wrong way.  He is an extremely healthy and active kid, so for him to not want to move around because of pain is a bit odd.  I was told that growing pains happen at this age, but mostly at night.  This has been ongoing for 2 days now from the minute he wakes up until he falls asleep.  Any suggestions?
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Sounds like possibly toxic synovitis?

http://www.askdrwarren.com/qa970309.htm#q4
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Thanks for your feedback about my sons knee pain.  If it's still painful tomorrow, I think I will take him to the pediatrician and mention toxic synovitis.  I've never heard of it before.  Much appreciate your time!

Thanks, again!
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Did you have any luck with your son's knee pain?  I am going through the same thing with my daughter.  She's complained for a year about leg pain (on and off and only at night) but recently she has become much more specific about it being behind her knee and it is starting to happen any time of the day.  We were chalking it up to "growing pains" but now if seems inconsistent with that diagnosis...

Any help would be appreciated.  Her discomfort/pain breaks my heart!

EllaDMom

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We are also experiencing this same problem with our daughter!  She is almost 3 years old and every few months she will complain of pain behind her knee that is painful enough that she limps or falls.  This started again yesterday and is much worse.  She has been crying quite a bit about it, and when she walks she limps.  We are taking her to her pediatrician today, I just hope they can help us find out whats going on.  It is very hard to watch your child suffer.
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We have the same issue with my 4 and a half year old son. He will wake up crying with intense pain behind his knee, and is very upset, we give him tylenol and hold him until he falls back to sleep. But it also hurts him alot of days and he will let us know his leg hurts, always behind the knee.Anyone here anything other than growing pains?
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Hi! Did you or anyone else ever find an answer to the behind the knee pain? My son is turning 6 and has complained for a couple of days of behind the knee pain and says he can't walk at times, crying, etc.

Any answeres yet?????
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Did you get any info about your daughters behind the knee pain?  Experiencing the same thing with my 6 yr old son.......
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My 4 1/2 year old son has been complaining about behind the knee pain occasionally for about a year, but last night he woke up crying about the pain.  
I'm very curious if anyone here has a diagnosis.
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I posted about this earlier in the month.  My 4 yr old daughter has been having the same issues.  I thought it was just growing pains too.  Sometimes it does affect her throughout the day where she will actually limp and refuse to walk on it.  Very unusual for her to not want to walk.  Any new diagnosis, please post?
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Bmo331 go to the doctor what are you waiting for??? is your kid is more important them waiting for a reply on a the forum!
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My youngest brother had this same thing.  My father took him to the doctor, then started him on calcium pills and it went away.  Growing pains are not something that everyone just has to "deal with".  Seriously, pain is not part of growing up.
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My son who is 5 has this proble too and my gut instinct tells me it's not growin pains.  I tried Calcium Magnesium and other alternative and it did not work.  X-ray showed nothing.  I will take him to another doctor and see if they can do a MRI or CScan or something for peace of mind.
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my 4 and a half year old son has been complaining of pain behind the knee for 8 days i took him to gp who refered me to the hospital where they took bloods and they came bk normal eventualy they said it most probaly is reactive arthuritis a reaction to a virus or bug its not showin no sign of going away if he is the same tomoz i will be takein him bk to gp my son only ever complained of the pain 8 days ago hes never mentioned it b4
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Did you find anything out?  My son is experiencing the same thing.  We have had xray and nothing shows, the doctors all say "growing pains"  I had it when I was a kid, they said "growing pains"  Now the tendons in the back of my legs ache when I walk for any extended amt of time.  Please post if you find something out before me.  
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Could be Juvenile Arthritis. Get a copy of Dr Lehman 's book "It's Not Just Growing Pains" for an in-depth look at what could be wrong. Not many doctors seem to even consider the possibility of arthritis or other rheumatic disease.
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Just woke up for the second time in a month my son screaming saying " make it stop hurting mom, make it stop " the pain in his leg. Hes 3 1/2 i feel helpless and lost.any suggestions? ??
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Rheumatoid Arthritis....... is something else that has the signs and I know most people think "arthritis in kids no way" but kids do it it as well my 3yr old was just tested for it, he has been dealing with pain in the back of his knee for months now waking up in the middle of the night screaming lasting 15-45min til he falls back to sleep a few times in the day where he is limping cant put his foot flat on the ground and falling over, I feel helpless as a parent knowing there is nothing I can do to help him other then pain meds.
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Here is a link may be helpful to you    www.livestrong.com/...the-causes-of-knee-pain-in-children   some good information there too long for me to copy here. There are many other articles to read online
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My son has been complaining of pain behind his knee's on/off for the last 2 years ( he will be 4 in June) he woke up a 3am this morning complaining/crying again today, so I am now very worried and searching the net. He says it hurts right in behind the knee cap, I rub his calf muscle and quad and these do not hurt nor feel tight, I rub the knee cap, shin & femur and these do not hurt, I can extend and flex his leg and it is fine, only pain is right in behind the knee...I will be taking him to our doctor today (it is only 4am here in New Zealand so will go as soon as the medical centre opens) but I will definately be pushing the issue to be referred to a specialist, have an x-rays and blood tests, afterall it is causing so much discomfort and I as a mother need to make sure it is nothing serious, I would love for the specialists to do the tests and find nothing but a lack of vitamins and tell me Im a slack cook and to cut out processed foods and feed them more balanced meals, dont take no for an answer...there are serious conditions that can damage our children and after all, a mother knows best-we all know when something is worng with our kiddies so go with your instinct and make certain it is nothing seriously instead of letting the Dr fobb your worries off as "growing pains" ...check out this website http://www.buzzle.com/articles/knee-pain-in-children.html
Cheers
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Good post Tamara useful info and input for moms
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My son, 4 years old, has had pain behind the knee for over a year. After X-rays, blood work and about four different specialist we had no answers. We then got an appointment with an Orthopedic pediatrician. He took x-rays with my son standing unlike the x-rays before when nothing was found. The doctor found a spot on the bone. More test now. Will try to update when I can.
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Did you find out what caused the pain behind her knee? What did you do? I am experiencing the same thing with my daughter and she even complained recently about pain in her knee.. I was worried...
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I would check for Lyme disease
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I am an overwhelmed mom who has dealt with this from 18 months till now. !2 years. Sometimes it is better and no posterior pain for a week or two....then on again. Often acute pain that can only be helped with pain pills and a bath. we have gone to many doctors and no one has a clue...... seriously frustrated. has anyone found an answer? She doesn't have other symptoms....just posterior pain and mostly one but often both knees.
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I meant to type " from 18months to 12 years old...current age"
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did you find anything out about the spot? my daughter has also had knee ex rays...I believe all sitting down. Curious.
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