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Night-time foot pain in children

Discussion in 'Ask your questions here' started by Unregistered, Jun 28, 2008.

  1. thought777

    thought777 Guest


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    Our daughter is 6 and she is having the same problem. But I think I found the answer: it is HUMIDITY.
     
  2. Deee14

    Deee14 Guest

    I know this is like years later reply. But you are describing my daughters EXACT same foot issue right now. She is 4.5. And everything you said the same, I have taken her to 4 different doctors in the past year and gotten no where. They don't know. Because my daughter isn't in a lot of pain and just says it hurts really bad without crying. I wish I had an answer. But I'm just wondering if you found out any more information with your daughter since then?
     
  3. Aleigha

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  4. Aleigha

    Aleigha Guest

    I also have a 4 Year old son who has experienced "growing pains" usually it happens in his legs but this evening complained of foot pain and complained that they felt cold. I do not like to medicate unless completely necessary. So instead I do what I saw my mom do for my siblings that experienced growing pains.
    I wrap the feet or legs in a blanket and put my hair dryer on the medium heat and strength setting and blow hot air onto the affected area while gently rubbing the area. My son usually falls asleep while I'm doing this and typically stays asleep. Just a suggestion. Hope this helps with your little ones. Nothing worse then seeing your child in pain.
     
  5. Shri

    Shri Guest

    My children also complain of cold feet and pain. Soaking feet in warm to hot water and massage with oil helps them great lengths. So does wearing sox in night.

     
  6. nspoonie29

    nspoonie29 Guest

    my two year old son wakes up pretty much every night crying n saying ounch ounch I ask what hurts every time he says his feet so I rub them and he falls back to sleep sometimes this happens more then twice a night I feel really bad for him bacause u know ur child u know when something is truely hurting them and when they r just trying to get attention it really does hurt him everything I have read that doc have said like get as much info as u can from ur child well it is not easy to get info from ur kid when they are young and crying in pain I wish someone would do more research on this problem because clearly it is happening a lot and from what I’ve read mostly in boys 2 to 5 years of. Age so r we sapost to let our kids be in pain every night intill they are old enough to tell us exactly what it feels like and y they think it’s happening I know no mother wants to watch there kid cry every night over a pain for years and doc say the same thing over and over growing pains but they really have no clue and seem not to care there young so we can’t do anything they need to try not just say growing paint they will be fine I’m sure I’m not the only mother angry about them saying one thing most of the time giving no concern to how u or ur child feels they need to research this problem
     
  7. Peter

    Peter Guest

    It was Lyme for us!
    Our 3 year old started complaining at night of foot pain bad enough to wake him up. For about a week or so, our best solution was to wrap a big bottle of ice in a towel and let him rest his feet against it. We tried new shoes, no help there. Then he popped a bullseye rash and we realized Lyme was a possible culprit, and after a short stint on antibiotics his symptoms vanished.
    A month or two later a friend of mine mentioned his wife had been struggling with severe unexplained foot pain. She tested positive for Lyme as well!

    Some tips about Lyme:
    -there may not be a rash present
    - UNDERSTAND THE TEST. It's very common for doctors to misread tests and tell patients they do NOT have Lyme when in fact they do have positive indicators, just not enough for a solid diagnosis.

    I hope this helps some of You! Good luck!
     
  8. Callee

    Callee Guest

    Growing pains!
    You get them in feet knees legs anywhere really. Some kids never complain but I got them and my daughter started at 4. Never said anything before then. Is it possible that 2 year old is copying big sister or had them. I wouldn’t be worried.
    But if you have not had them yourself. They are horribly painful and Should only last a few day/ week then be gone for a while then come back. If constant I would be concerned. QUOTE="Unregistered, post: 309"]My daughters suffer from pain in their feet at night. They describe it as having "cold" feet, so I can only guess at poor circulation? Their father recognised the symptoms and recalled having the same problems as a small child. My daughters are 4 and 2 years. Any suggestions or advice would be greatly appreciated.[/QUOTE]
     
  9. Wjmartin

    Wjmartin New Member

    It might be just growing pains that will pass
     
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