Most children undergo growing pains in their muscles in their formative years. Though the condition is not associated with any serious disease and usually resolves itself by late childhood it still can’t be fun for any parent to see their child in pain. Dr Shailesh Patel Consultant Neonatalogy and Paediatrics at Seven Hills Hospital Mumbai answers five common queries about the condition: Q1: What are growing pains? Growing pains are cramping achy muscle pains that some preschoolers and preteens feel in both legs. The pain usually occurs in the late afternoon or evening. Sometimes it can also occur at night.