The Truth about Children’s Growing Pains

We all remember those long nights of agony as our leg bones grew and our muscles struggled to keep up. This pain is experienced by the majority of children, and most often in the legs. Growing pain is not a medical condition or a disease that needs treated by a doctor. The pain is almost always gone by morning because we grow the most at night. They are a normal part of childhood and when it happens your child will benefit from comfort, attention and a motherly touch.

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The most common childhood growing pains are sharp, throbbing pains in the legs, typically occurring at night and sometimes in late afternoon. Occasionally, the pains can be strong enough to wake a child. Between 25 and 40 percent of children between three and five years, and again between the ages of 8 and 12, experience these night time aches. If they indeed do not happen during the day then the chances are very high that they are simply growing pains and no further attention is needed. Modelling photo shoots are sometimes called off if the baby is distraught and feeling these pains. They happen almost at random and can just come out of the blue. There are some things you can do though to soften the discomfort. Massaging increases the blood flow to the growing tissues and bones and will take some attention away from the pain. Heated pads or warm hot water bottles will dull the pain too following by gentle stretching and moving to get things settled into place.

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When trying these things pay close attention to your child’s reactions. If the area appears tender or hypersensitive it may be an indicator that something else is happening. They should be comforted by your touch. Growing pains are a muscular ache, not an inflammation, more like a stretching. Tenderness in the joints or pain when touched heralds a quick visit to your GP. These classic “growing pains” are different from pain associated with the rapid growth during the time period surrounding puberty. Increased bone growth outpaces muscle and tendon flexibility, causing new stresses on attachments to certain growth areas on the bone. Pain and swelling can occur and interfere with activities and sports. Inflammation of the growth plates is called apophysitis. The most common areas affected are the knee and heel, and the pain can fluctuate during the 2 to 3 years of rapid growth. Treatment includes flexibility exercises, local ice application, and altering activities during the painful days. Many modelling advice companies and agencies will encourage regular check ups from the GP if they feel that illness may affect your availability the health of your child.

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Models Direct: Two Of Our Models Get Selected!

Models Direct’s Robbie and Natalia had a great time recently shooting an advertising campaign for the launch of a new fridge. Robbie had a brilliant time on set, ‘It was really enjoyable’ as did Natalia, ‘Everyone was friendly and the client was pleased with the final results. I really enjoyed myself.’ We’ll glad that Models Direct had yet another successful day’s shoot!

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Models Direct Do Shoot For NHS Campaign

Model’s Direct model Jodie recently took part in an NHS advertising campaign showing the negative effect of weight gain caused by alcohol. In order to demonstrate this message Jodie was shot struggling to fasten her jeans!

Jodie had a brilliant time, ‘It was a lot of fun and I had a great day. The photographer was also really friendly and put me at ease. I look forward to my next assignment.’

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Models Direct: Who Wears Short Shorts?

When Aaduki Multimedia came to Models Direct looking for a male promotional model they needed someone who wouldn’t mind showing some flesh! It was toned model Jake who was selected to wear the company’s tiny shorts, handing out promotional material at an event.


“It felt great to be a model for the day,” Jake told us in his feedback. “Felt a bit self conscious at first as was only wearing small shorts but soon got into it. Would feel find doing it again! I was asked to hand out promotional bags for the company and have photos taken with people and for the company.

You can read more about this modelling assignment here.

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Female Models Meet and Greet at Corporate Day Out

When one of the models selected for a promotional modelling assignment at a golf day was unable to make it, model Heidi was more than happy to fill in. She worked at the golf day, along with model Laura, meeting and greeting participants at the event.

“I was really pleased to be asked attend this job and really enjoyed it,” Heidi informed Models Direct in her feedback. “It involved interacting with participants at a corporate golfing day and was a really nice atmosphere.”

“It was fun and friendly” Laura agreed. “Lovely place to work and it was nice to chat and meet new people. Meet and greet was all we had to do so felt very relaxed.”

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Models Direct Model Plays the Blushing Bride

Being paid to dress up as a beautiful bride is no doubt the dream job for many women and for model Ayshat it turned into reality! She spent one summer morning modelling for Siobhain Moriarty.

It was the third assignment for Ayshat with Models Direct who said this about the assignment: “It was the best time I spent with any of the clients! I absolutely enjoyed in, thank you.”

Siobhain was also impressed with the model she selected. When asked how the assignment went she gave Models Direct a great response. “The model Ayshat was excellent and a really nice person to work with,” she told us. “I am delighted with the results and I’m glad to have had this experience, would definitely book another model again!”

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Models Direct: A Day Out in London

Back in June, four lucky child models were chosen to take part in a photo shoot at the Natural History Museum in London for children’s clothing company Vintage Kit.

After the museum it was on to Hyde Park for more photos. Although it was a long day for the young models, their parents gave us some positive feedback.

“Eniz had a great day on the Vintage Kit photo shoot,” her dad Besh commented. “The contact on the day was very understanding and very patient with the young children on the assignment…”

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