My nephew is 12 yrs. old and very tall. He was diagnosed a little over a year ago with osgood/schlatter syndrome and then also with sever's disease. He has walked funny, with a sort of limp for about the last year or so. He has exercises and stretches that he does, but not regularly. All this time, for over a year, he has been in pain, sometimes a lot of pain. He take motrin for it, but at best it dulls the pain or takes the edge off. The g.p. that sees him has been telling my sister that this pain is just growing pains. He has been in to see the dr. several times for the pain, he had a sprained knee just last week. He started playing football this fall and has been in severe pain. He cries it hurts so much. He says it is a burning pain, feels like his legs are cracking. Finally the g.p. has suggested seeing someone else, an orthopedic specialist. Do you all think this sounds like just growing pains? Thanks for helping on this. My sister and her husband are butting heads on this as he thinks Nathan is exaggerating and doesn't want him to see a specialist.