When to seek medical advice

Consult your child's doctor if your child has joint pain or muscle pain that is persistent or is accompanied by:

  • Limping or impaired activity
  • Persistent decreased energy or fatigue
  • Swollen glands (lymph nodes) in the neck, groin or underarms
  • Swelling or stiffness
  • Persistent fever or fever with no clear cause
  • Rash
  • Abdominal pain
  • Unexplained weight loss

Joint pain or muscle pain in children

Find possible causes of joint pain or muscle pain based on specific factors. Check one or more factors on this page that apply to your child's symptom.

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