Subjectively they can complain of sore feet, heels, Achilles tendons, knees shins, shoulders, hips, neck or back.
Childhood musculoskeletal pain is quiet area specific. It often can occur after a period of rapid growth.
Pain may be aggravated by sporting activities or poor posture and there are usually bio-mechanical factors involved.
Congenital hip dysplasia
Benign hypermobility associated with Marfan’s, Sticklers Syndrome, Ehler’s Danlos, Downs Syndrome or family history. Benign hypermobility is more common in girls, people of Chinese and West African origin. Symptoms are intermittent
Injuries sustained from sports or falls.
Patello-femoral syndrome symptoms can include anterior knee pain, weakness vastus medialis, lateral tracking, and pain with stairs
Stress fracture athletes
Apophyseal injuries (Pelvic, Os Good Schlatters, jumper's knee, severs disease)
Recurrent, self- limiting pain, often in lower extremities
Pain occurs at night
No morning limp or stiffness
Worse on more active days
Often family history, most prominent ages 3-5 and 8-11