Leg Pain In Children
It is commonly accepted as normal(!) in children to have pain in the shins or calves of the leg. They may even be called "growing pains." Children may cry with the pain and never tell anyone the reason for crying. It happens mostly after napping. This may be caused by cramping of the leg or spasms of the blood vessels. Lead toxicity is a common cause of both. Test for the presence of both lead and cadmium in the tap water. Only your own electronic tests are helpful. Water department tests are much too crude.
If either poison is found, test the water supply from each faucet in the house, in the morning, before it has been run. Find the offending sources, change the water pipes to polyvinyl chloride (PVC).
Also search for thallium or mercury in the child's saliva. If it is there, remove all dental metal. Stop using all commercial disposable diapers, dental floss, cotton swabs and bandages; they are polluted with mercury and thallium probably from manufacturing them in foreign countries where it is legal to sterilize with mercuric chloride. Test again, several times, after plumbing or dental work has been completed. To relieve pain:
- immerse legs in warm water
- massage legs gently
- give 25-50 mg niacin, not time-release, to dilate blood vessels.