• bhargav bhargav
    October 25, 2009
    Pain in thumb pad/big toe muscle?
    bhargav bhargav
    October 25, 2009

    My 12-year-old brother has pain in his right foot's thumb (his big toe). Is there a particular disease that could cause this?  I'm his brother. 

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  • Cort
    Health Guide
    October 25, 2009
    Cort
    Health Guide
    October 25, 2009

    Health Central has a good section on toe pain  that you that you might want to check out. Look for  redness and swelling (ingrown toenail), calluses (corms). He could have shoes that are bothering his toe. 

    It's even possible that he could have gout as children can develop gout. In gout the toe usually feels warm and tender,  may look inflamed (reddish, swollen) and is painful.  and usually affects the big toe.

    Here are some links that might help:

    Foot Pain - An Introduction

    Gout Can Affect Children

    What Your Feet Say About Your Health

     

    Good luck!


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  • Bonnie Girl October 25, 2009
    Bonnie Girl
    October 25, 2009

    Does your brother have swelling/redness around the toe? Has hs seen a doctor?  Could it be an ingrown nail? Did he injure the toe in anyway? There are alot of possibilities but only with a doctor looking at it will you know for sure..Hope all ges well for hi..You are a good brother to look for assistance..Does your parents know about his toe?

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    • Bonnie Girl
      October 25, 2009
      Bonnie Girl
      October 25, 2009

      Also, forgot to mention that if he has an ongoing disease this could be part of problem and certianly needs to be checked ASAP..Let your parent know immediaetly if they don't know already..

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    • bhargav
      October 25, 2009
      bhargav
      October 25, 2009

      Yes,my parents know about it.And this is from last 2 or 3 years...We have consulted the doctors But they are also unable to tell anything....Just before a week they have told us to take him for the MRI,EMG & doplin tests.The reports of MRI & EMG are normal.The third test will doen to him after 3-4 days.....And mainly my brother complains that he has pain in the toe at the time of sleeping,mostly.....

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    • Bonnie Girl
      October 25, 2009
      Bonnie Girl
      October 25, 2009

      Hi,

      Honestly if docs have seen him and tests are being run and have been run I gotta think a nerve issue..I wonder if what he feels he more a severe ache/tenderness than normal pain ..I say this because I cannot stand anything touching my feet when I sleep..It hurts when a sheet goes across or lays across the tips of my toes..I use a frame to hold my bedding off my lower body so as to prevent this as much as possible..I also have Resltess Legg syndrome where I feel I have to move my legs and feet and this is more prevalent when I lie down at night..I'm sorry I don't think I have anything really helpful..I would be interested in reading whatever you learn though..

       

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    • bhargav
      October 25, 2009
      bhargav
      October 25, 2009

      Thank U for Ur help....

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    • Bonnie Girl
      October 25, 2009
      Bonnie Girl
      October 25, 2009

      Forgot to mention that- very light weight socks for diabetics that have no stitch might help..Maybe keeping something on feet at night will keep feet same temperature and help him rest..I still like the idea of using a sheild to hold the bedding up so as not to rub..I don't know if this is an answer for your brother or not but if it is he will recognize the old saying princess and a pea..sheets must be straight no bunching up, no seams in anything helps tremendously..I hope it is this simple for him..It took me years to find some of my answers hope not so long for your brother..God Bless..

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    • vhyne
      April 18, 2011
      vhyne
      April 18, 2011

      hi there, my daugther also is experiencing the same thing.. and its in both foot.. pain in the toe usually happened during sleeping time, its bothering my kid to sleep.. she even told me once to wash it with water or alcohol, the first night we washed it with alcohol while shes on the bed and a little massage, after that she fell asleep soundly...it has been three day tonight is worst, she cant even tell if its painful or what, she just wants me to freeze her toe nail hard really really really superhard..and my mother kept on massaging it, that the only time she feel asleep.

      I am kind of worried.. my daughter will be turning 5 this july.. shes really too young for these illness..or whatever..

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    • gaurie grover
      April 27, 2011
      gaurie grover
      April 27, 2011

      hi there, my 4 yr old son has been comoes oplaining about the same kind of pain off and on for last couple of months. he complains of pain in the thumb of his feet at the time of sleeping only. he cries .. say s that it is paining him too much. then i rub his thumbs if he lets me(he keeps kicking his legs when in pain). sometimes it works n he sleeps. at first i thought may be one of his shoe has become tight. but that did not turn out to be right. i don't know what is causing the pain.

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    • divina
      April 27, 2011
      divina
      April 27, 2011

      thanks for the reply, did you ever bring your son to the doctor, i dont think also that  it is because of her shoes, well it  has been a week now that my daugther is not experiencing that pain though i am always anticipating it every night befor she sleeps, yes my mother rubs her thumb when shes in hurt and it works....

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  • Zye
    Zye
    January 19, 2012
    Zye
    Zye
    January 19, 2012

    Hi, my baby (2 1/2 years old) is suffering from pain in her thumb too every bedtime.  She always request for a massage on her foot and apply light pressure on his thumb.  Is there any medicine for this? or Is this a serious disease that requires medical attention? Please help.  I'm worried.

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