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I recently posted on here about my 14 year old daughter, she has been suffering from pains in her hips and knees for a few months now. Some days the pain doesn't bother her, other days she can hardly move! There is no pattern to when/why the pain occurs, she constantly limps (even on days when she doesn't really have any pain) Her leg also seems to go into spasm leaving her stuck to the spot for a few minutes. The pains started in her left side, but soon started to affect the right side (way worse than the left side) Her right hip bone also seems to jut out further than the left. We have seen 2 doctors, the first said it was growing pains, the second sent her straight to hospital for x-rays which came back normal. It seems to be getting worse, she used to struggle through the pain and get on with everything (this has always been in her nature) but it is now having more of an affect on her day to day life. She can hardly ever go out with friends, has had to take a letter to her school as she can't cope with P.E anymore, and has been unable to take part in her dance classes. She did try at her dance class on Monday as she said her hips and knees felt ok, but her teacher ended up pulling her out. I was there and it was painful to watch her! Every move seemed to be such a struggle for her! Even lifting her arms and everything! She just looked knackered! A few of the other Mums were also commenting on how she looked! Anyway, since her last appointment, we have noticed a few other little things, she has developed 2 strange roundish indentations on her legs, one on the side of her left thigh, and one on the front of her right thigh. She gets no pain if I press on them, but it feels strange! Very soft, as if there is no muscle behind them. The muscle (well.....I THINK its the muscle) on the bottom left hand side of her back also seems to be bulging out. She has also complained a couple of times about discomfort in her chest (she said right from her shoulders to the top of her tummy) and is getting puffed out more easily than she normally would. Everything just seems so much of an effort for her. Anyone got any ideas or advice????? Its stressing me! I called for another appointment to see the doctor, but they can't fit her in for another week.
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