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Child has foot pain, hot foot, brufen ineffective. Blood test normal. What is wrong?

I have a4 years old child that wakes up in the middle of night cring out of foot pain usually the foot would be hot and the pain dosn t go without pain killers especially brufen My biggest concern that this has been going on more than year now and it s becoming almost on a daily bases! I have made check ups ( blood tests) twice last year but the results didn t say much my eldest dauter has arthritis (she is ten now getting a shot of methatroxate weekly) and both my father and husband have gout! Please tell me how to find out what is wrong with her and how to help her out of it thanks
Asked On : Mon, 22 Oct 2012
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Ayurveda Specialist 's  Response
No need to panic, calm down ,
As you mention regarding to your child and family, It may be hereditary or may be another condition.

Foot Pain Causes in Children:
Many a times, Growing pain, improper fitting of shoes or shoes with not sufficient cushioning may be one of the reasons for foot pain in children ,Sudden twisting the foot or leg, tips and falls or excess use are other mild causes.

Apart from these factors, there are many other medical conditions :
Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis,Bone spurs,Achilles tendinitis,Bunions,Corns and calluses,Bursitis,Defects with posture

     CBC, RA Test, CRP, X- Ray Foot With Ankle Joint etc

Help your child in taking rest. This may need sometime for the body for healing itself, and keep the pain from aggravating.

Apply ice on the foot for reducing pain. This is a traditional remedy for improving the condition. Take some ice cubes and wrap them in a towel. Place this on the painful area. Apply ice for about 20 minutes and parents must wrap ice in a thick towel because it may be very cold for the kids.

Keep the painful foot at an elevation. You must keep you child’s leg higher than the heart because it reduces swelling and pain too.

you should get her evaluated once for her complaint to get her examined physically by a pediatrician.

if possible. you can get back to me with the progress in case u need further suggestions.
Regards Dr Sagar Mhatre

Answered: Tue, 20 Nov 2012
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