My 5 y/o has complained for 2 months of both of her heels hurting; drs have no answer.

Michelle - posted on 04/22/2010 ( 3 moms have responded )

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My 5 y/o has complained for over 2 months that both her heels hurth. We've been to her Pedi/Ortho specialist and they say nothing is wrong because everything in the xray looks fine. They say it can't be a growning pain b/c growing pains usual occur at night. Any advice?

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Liz - posted on 04/23/2010

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try different shoes. My son was doing the same. The doc said to try shoes that support feet better. Good luck

Danielle - posted on 04/23/2010

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My daugher, since she was 2 has suffered "growing pains". I took her to the Dr & specialist & they both said the same thing. There is no medical explanation other than that. I would know when she would get them too after a while. It was always worse when she would have a big day at preschool or do lots of running, jumping or vigorous playing. I would put her into a nice warm bath, get her to try to stretch her legs and then massage them for a while. The pain started in her feet then up her ankle, calf knees and then thighs. She doesn't always get the pain in the night either, sometimes it would be in the morning. We also used panadol & nurofen. Have you considered orthotics or taken her to a physio? Specially fitted shoes - she may need more foot support? Heel spurs or arthritis? Can you moisturise her feet, socks and a heat bag under them? Hopefully some/any of that helps :-)

Sandra - posted on 04/22/2010

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Try rubbing cream on her feet at night and then putting on sox. Sometimes feet hurt because of the skin.

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