Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Karien | 2012/11/01

Q.

Pain in foot

My daughter (aged 4) keeps waking up tonight and complaining about pain in her foot. I had a look just now, and the veins on the inside of her foot are very prominent. Any ideas on what the cause might be?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Your daughter's complaint of foot pain in one foot is uncommon. It is unlikely to be due to growing pains. At this age flat feet and a sprain of the foot are usually the reasons for a complaint of this nature. As you mention that her veins are prominent on the inside of her foot it would be best to ask your doctor just to see her and to make sure that she has not hurt her foot or has any other medical reason for her foot pain.

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