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swollen painful left metatarsal with altered sensation in DS2 (11)

(9 Posts)
lingle Mon 16-Jan-17 21:35:09

DS2 has been complaining on and off about pain where his toes meet his foot for a while.
He did refuse to get rid of a favourite pair of trainers long after I should have insisted on moving on, and he has a history of needing orthotics to correct a different kind of foot pain.
I'm worried he has something called a "neuroma". Mortens neuroma. Spoke to the gp today who arranged to see him Thursday week but that was before he got home and I saw that it was swelled up and he can't move his big toe back properly.

Any advice gratefully received.

AnyFucker Mon 16-Jan-17 21:38:28

Google Kohlers disease. It could be that. Morten's neuroma would be unusual in a boy his age.

lingle Tue 17-Jan-17 08:03:23

Thank you. It still hurts so will try to push the appointment forward.

Footle Tue 17-Jan-17 08:15:23

Morton's neuroma isn't a usual childhood thing. If he did have one, you do know it's not a malignant kind of -oma ?

lingle Tue 17-Jan-17 11:43:15

Thanks footie xx

Got him to the GP this morning, he's on antibiotics as it's swollen, he's had an X-ray and we're waiting for those results.

Koehlers is a suspect and apparently there are various other bony things of like nature...

Thank goodness for the crowd sourced wisdom of mumsnet x

AnyFucker Tue 17-Jan-17 17:58:40

He needs anti inflammatories as well as (and possibly instead of) antibiotics, tbh

lingle Tue 17-Jan-17 18:02:48

200ml ibuprofen 3xdaily sound ok? Or should I query that with GP?

There hasn't been any "event" or infestation that would lead us to suspect an infection but I guess she knows what she'd talking about...

AnyFucker Tue 17-Jan-17 18:08:42

You can speak to your pharmacist about ibuprofen dose

lingle Tue 17-Jan-17 21:03:08

Appreciated x

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