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My foot really hurts

Posted by s.b on 11/04/02 at 18:34 (099342)

Hello im 11 years old and im having foot problems with my right foot. I first learned about this sight through my mom, who had foot surgery twice but im not going to get into that. Well my problem is my foot just really hurts. Everytime i sit down i cant get up with having to limp because it hurts. I told my mom and all but she says its growing pains. It cant be growing pains becuase growing pains dont last a whole year! I would just like a little help

Thanks For your help
S.B

Re: My foot really hurts

carmen h on 11/04/02 at 18:49 (099343)

Hi SB...I am sorry you are having foot pain.
Can you tell us a little more? Does it hurt in the morning? After you have sat for awhile?
Would your mom be willing to read this site a little to help you find out what your problem might be?

Re: My foot really hurts

SB on 11/04/02 at 19:28 (099348)

Hi Carmen it hurts all the time..well exept when i sit

Re: My foot really hurts

Mahatmelissama on 11/04/02 at 20:18 (099353)

Oh sweetheart, please tell your mommy to come to this site.
Do you have a good pair of sneakers to wear?
When did they start hurting?
Where is the pain in your feet (near toes...in middle..heel)?

Re: My foot really hurts

BrianJ on 11/04/02 at 20:47 (099356)

Hi SB --

Tell your mom to do some research on the internet about Sever's disease. It sometimes causes children to have foot pain. Don't worry, it's nothing terrible. If you have it, you just need to know what it is so you can treat it.

Good luck.

Re: My foot really hurts

Ed Davis, DPM on 11/04/02 at 21:51 (099366)

My last response disapeared in cyberspace -- trying again.
s.b. -- you definitely do not have growing pains. BrianJ mentioned Severs
disease which is the most common cause of heel pain in kids your age. Is the pain in your heel?
Ed

Re: My foot really hurts

SB on 11/04/02 at 22:56 (099384)

No its my whole foot i cant walk on it without it hrting and my mother is in the medicl field also.

Re: My foot really hurts

SB on 11/04/02 at 22:57 (099385)

Won minor think im a girl and it says most commonly in boys

Re: My foot really hurts

Richard, C.Ped on 11/05/02 at 08:52 (099404)

Hi S.B.,
Sever's came to my mind as well. I know you said that your 'whole foot' hurts. Sometimes when someone has a pain in their foot, I am usually told that it seems like their whole foot hurts. We can pretty much narrow it down after digging a little deeper with questions. Since this is the internet, I can't have you rub the areas that hurt and see what you are concentrating on mostly.

Does it hurt in your ankle? If so, does it hurt on the medial or lateral side of your foot? Or does it feel like its coming from more inside of your ankle itself?

Does it hurt underneath your foot? Such as your arch or ball of your foot? How about your toes?

Does it hurt on the top of your foot? If so, where?

Do you have pain on the sides of your feet?

What does the pain feel like? Sharpe jabbing pains? Burning and tingling? Dull ache? Throbbing pains?

If we rule out some of these areas, this will help us help you better. Take a minute and really think about where you are feeling the pain. Concentrate on where you think it is coming from.
Richard, C.Ped

Re: My foot really hurts

john h on 11/05/02 at 10:26 (099416)

Not being a professional and with a growning young girl the first thing I would want to know is does her shoes fit?

Re: My foot really hurts

SB on 11/05/02 at 11:04 (099421)

Yes my Shoe fits its a reebok. and Richard as i said before he whole foot if i si down for even the shortest time i cant walk on it wihout it hurting. If there is a doctor a this site HELP!

Re: My foot really hurts

Richard, C.Ped on 11/05/02 at 12:58 (099437)

Well, like I said, you really need to have it narrowed down to where the pain stems from. That is going to be hard, if not impossible to do over the internet if you say your 'whole' foot hurts. My suggestion would be to have your mother take you to see the doctor.
Richard, C.Ped

Re: Do you go to a school...

Mahatmelissama on 11/05/02 at 15:48 (099451)

where there is a school nurse? If so, please go to her. Tell your teacher honey.

Re: You need to see a doctor

BrianG on 11/05/02 at 17:27 (099455)

Hi SB,

To talk with a foot doctor, scroll up this page until you see 'Message Board'. Click on it and you'll see a half dozen catagories, click on the one for 'Ask the Foot Doctor'.

You know, I think it's great that you came to the internet to try and find why your foot hurts, but the foot is very complex, and almost impossible for someone to diagnose a problem, over the internet. If you have't gone to the doctor, ask your parents to take you. You can start with your regular doctor, and he will either help you, or send you to a specialist. Once you know what you have, come back. You'll be able to get a lot of help then. It's hard for people to help you right now, becuase you don't have a diagnosis.

Good luck
BrianG

Re: My foot really hurts

carmen h on 11/04/02 at 18:49 (099343)

Hi SB...I am sorry you are having foot pain.
Can you tell us a little more? Does it hurt in the morning? After you have sat for awhile?
Would your mom be willing to read this site a little to help you find out what your problem might be?

Re: My foot really hurts

SB on 11/04/02 at 19:28 (099348)

Hi Carmen it hurts all the time..well exept when i sit

Re: My foot really hurts

Mahatmelissama on 11/04/02 at 20:18 (099353)

Oh sweetheart, please tell your mommy to come to this site.
Do you have a good pair of sneakers to wear?
When did they start hurting?
Where is the pain in your feet (near toes...in middle..heel)?

Re: My foot really hurts

BrianJ on 11/04/02 at 20:47 (099356)

Hi SB --

Tell your mom to do some research on the internet about Sever's disease. It sometimes causes children to have foot pain. Don't worry, it's nothing terrible. If you have it, you just need to know what it is so you can treat it.

Good luck.

Re: My foot really hurts

Ed Davis, DPM on 11/04/02 at 21:51 (099366)

My last response disapeared in cyberspace -- trying again.
s.b. -- you definitely do not have growing pains. BrianJ mentioned Severs
disease which is the most common cause of heel pain in kids your age. Is the pain in your heel?
Ed

Re: My foot really hurts

SB on 11/04/02 at 22:56 (099384)

No its my whole foot i cant walk on it without it hrting and my mother is in the medicl field also.

Re: My foot really hurts

SB on 11/04/02 at 22:57 (099385)

Won minor think im a girl and it says most commonly in boys

Re: My foot really hurts

Richard, C.Ped on 11/05/02 at 08:52 (099404)

Hi S.B.,
Sever's came to my mind as well. I know you said that your 'whole foot' hurts. Sometimes when someone has a pain in their foot, I am usually told that it seems like their whole foot hurts. We can pretty much narrow it down after digging a little deeper with questions. Since this is the internet, I can't have you rub the areas that hurt and see what you are concentrating on mostly.

Does it hurt in your ankle? If so, does it hurt on the medial or lateral side of your foot? Or does it feel like its coming from more inside of your ankle itself?

Does it hurt underneath your foot? Such as your arch or ball of your foot? How about your toes?

Does it hurt on the top of your foot? If so, where?

Do you have pain on the sides of your feet?

What does the pain feel like? Sharpe jabbing pains? Burning and tingling? Dull ache? Throbbing pains?

If we rule out some of these areas, this will help us help you better. Take a minute and really think about where you are feeling the pain. Concentrate on where you think it is coming from.
Richard, C.Ped

Re: My foot really hurts

john h on 11/05/02 at 10:26 (099416)

Not being a professional and with a growning young girl the first thing I would want to know is does her shoes fit?

Re: My foot really hurts

SB on 11/05/02 at 11:04 (099421)

Yes my Shoe fits its a reebok. and Richard as i said before he whole foot if i si down for even the shortest time i cant walk on it wihout it hurting. If there is a doctor a this site HELP!

Re: My foot really hurts

Richard, C.Ped on 11/05/02 at 12:58 (099437)

Well, like I said, you really need to have it narrowed down to where the pain stems from. That is going to be hard, if not impossible to do over the internet if you say your 'whole' foot hurts. My suggestion would be to have your mother take you to see the doctor.
Richard, C.Ped

Re: Do you go to a school...

Mahatmelissama on 11/05/02 at 15:48 (099451)

where there is a school nurse? If so, please go to her. Tell your teacher honey.

Re: You need to see a doctor

BrianG on 11/05/02 at 17:27 (099455)

Hi SB,

To talk with a foot doctor, scroll up this page until you see 'Message Board'. Click on it and you'll see a half dozen catagories, click on the one for 'Ask the Foot Doctor'.

You know, I think it's great that you came to the internet to try and find why your foot hurts, but the foot is very complex, and almost impossible for someone to diagnose a problem, over the internet. If you have't gone to the doctor, ask your parents to take you. You can start with your regular doctor, and he will either help you, or send you to a specialist. Once you know what you have, come back. You'll be able to get a lot of help then. It's hard for people to help you right now, becuase you don't have a diagnosis.

Good luck
BrianG