My 12 year old son is growing fast. A couple of nights ago he was having terrible pain in his legs. My husband remembers these "growing pains" from when he was a child.
My son is pretty hearty and doesn't usually complain about pain and he was clearly miserable.
I had him take a bath with about 1.5 cups Epsom salt in it. He was skeptical but desperate. (OTC pain medicine had not worked.)
Within 5 minutes of getting into the tub his pain subsided.
He soaked for at least 20 minutes and went to bed pain free and woke up still pain free.
During growing seasons, some extra magnesium is probably in order. A daily tablespoon of blackstrap would probably be a great idea to increase minerals, including magnesium.
~Mama to Many~