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DS age 14.5 has bad pain on outside of his foot, in a lot of pain, anyone know what it could be??

(9 Posts)
izzybiz Thu 30-Aug-07 10:26:51

Ds started getting pain in his foot yesterday afternoon, he says he hasn't injured it or knocked it, hes in a lot of pain.
I have given him neurofen over night but this morning hes in tears and has a job to walk.
I am waiting for GP to call, just wondered if anyone knew what this could be?

frazzledbutcalm Thu 30-Aug-07 11:39:39

Bit odd. I'm intrigued, please post message when you know what's wrong. My ds also 14. Could he have knocked it without realising? Could be growing pain?

AbbyLou Thu 30-Aug-07 11:45:38

If he hasn't knocked it it's a bit of a mystery. I had pain just there when I broke my 5th metatarsal (just call me Beckham!) but I was dancing rather over energetically to Bon Jovi at the time and landed funny.

3littlefrogs Thu 30-Aug-07 11:48:30

Has he jumped off a step or anything? My DS decided to jump off a low wall one evening on his way home - fractured a bone in his foot. It can happen surprisingly easily.

Definitely should see GP though.

frazzledbutcalm Thu 30-Aug-07 11:51:20

Agree its very easy to fracture bone in foot. Ds2 (15 months old then) did this 2 days before we flew to Greece last year! He only stubbed it on sofa and i knew immediately it was broken. He fractured metatarsal and was put in plaster cast, which they wouldnt let him fly in!! But thats another story!

KiwiEs Thu 30-Aug-07 11:56:25

At a similar age I got a really bad pain in my foot. I hadn't bumped it or knocked it that I could remember either. When I finally went to the doctor it turned out to be a stress fracture. I still don't know exactly what from - the doctor assumed it was from something (involving repititive motion) at the gym because I had recently joined that.

izzybiz Fri 31-Aug-07 16:39:56

Saw the GP and he couldn't find anything obvious,he prescribed 400mg ibuprofen 3 times a day. Ds was sobbing with the pain yesterday afternoon had to crawl up the stairs to have a bath bless him, but the pills seem to have helped, hes much better today, it will remain a mystery i suppose!
Thanks for all ideas thoughsmile

frazzledbutcalm Sat 01-Sep-07 23:06:11

Did gp not send ds for xray?

CissyCharlton Sat 01-Sep-07 23:12:08

I would recommend that he see a podiatrist. They may be able to identify the problem.

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