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2 Year old complaining... doc says growing pains?!

Discussion in 'Ask your questions here' started by BowerC1, Apr 21, 2009.

  1. BowerC1

    BowerC1 New Member

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    Good Morning! My name is Cassie, and my 2 year old son, Jakob has been waking up in the middle of the night screaming and crying, and a few months ago he could finally verbally tell me that his feet hurt. He will cry for hours, and I have taken him down stairs to get some motrin, and if I put him down he limps, and sometimes he just falls to the ground and crawls. It is now starting to happen during the day, not just at night. It is happening more often. It used to be about once or 2xs a month, now its like 2xs a week or so. Took him to the doc, who says growing pains, or cramps in his calf...? Anyway, he eats lots of bananas. He is pretty active, but our floors are all carpeted. Yesterday he was having an episode, and he whined when I pushed on the top of his feet just where the 2 and 3rd toes are, and also on the bottom below his big toe. Sometimes his feet are warm to the touch. This has been going on for a while and I am getting no answers. I don't think its normal for 2 year olds to get growing pains, and I don't think its normal to have them in the feet. His feet do not look abnormal when he has his episodes. Foot Doc... can you help? I was going to take him to the ER, but I think I am going to call Childrens Hosp and get a referral for a pedatric orthapedic doc
  2. Unregistered

    Unregistered Guest

    My daughter has the same thing that is going on with everyone else here. She is 3 1/2 years old and has had this feet pain for about 2 years now. It is mostly at night like everyone else has said. Sometimes she will complain that he feet hurt during the day. I think that it might have something to do with the shoes she wears and if she has been walking a lot that day. It is always the bottom of her feet that hurt. We give her tylenol, rub her feet and put a microwaved rice sack on her feet. All of this seems to help and eventually she will go back to sleep. If we don't give her medicine, then she will continue to wake up during the night. The other night I think she woke up 7 times. Very frustrating, especially since she is in pain. Some friends the other day were saying that maybe she needs more calcium, I had never thought of this so I am going to try to give her more milk and dairy products since she really does not drink very much milk right now. I have talked to two different pediatricians about it and they both say "growing pains" too. It has to be more than that. When I tell the doctors that she has had the pain since she was about a year and a half old they looked surprised, but don't seem to care enough or think its really that big of a deal to do anything more about it. Guess its time to switch doctors again or go to a foot specialist. I will also add my email address for anyone to send me further info and will check back often to see if anyone posts more on this website. Any ideas or suggestions will help since it seems like we are all in the dark!
  3. Unregistered

    Unregistered Guest

    My daughter has the same thing. Look up Kohler's Disease. It sounds scary but it is not really. Prognosis is excellent with treatment. Probably see a podiatrist who knows about Kohler's Disease.
  4. FootDoc

    FootDoc New Member

    Thank you for a meaningful post in a thread which is otherwise filled with useless wheel spinning. I and I believe one other long-ago mentioned Kohler's disease in another thread similar to this one, and although it may not be the cause of the particular posters' problems, it certainly is something worth considering. In my view, you get the Lay Poster Award for responding relevantly.
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    nnatusasd699 Guest


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