10yo daughters foot pain

For the past 5 months my 10 yo daughter has has continuous pain, with severe waves, in both feet from the ankle bone down to the toes. The feet are slightly swollen and very painful to touch. She has constant headaches. We have been to a number of doctors and specialists, as well as alternative medicine doctors, who have offered different opinions, including severs disease (which has been discounted by others, including the phsiotherapist), conversion disorder (ie the severe pain is manifested in her mind), blood discorders, rhumatoid arthritis (her mother and grandmother has it and the daughter has the gene for it).

Blood tests are normal and X rays have not shown any arthritis or other disorder. A session of acupunture only managed to increase the pain - the acupunturist believing the pain is associated with the "kidney channel".

We have, therefore, no positive diagnosis and nothing (including naprasin, brufen, tramadine or panadole forte - Australian drugs) have helped mitigate the pain. Heat has helped. I take her swimming daily to help maintain he mobility as walking is generally very painful for her.

Do you have any ideas what it could be?

Posted By Gordon McKay on October 19, 2003 at 02:38:47:

A silicone insert on the back of the Achillotrain leaves tendon pressure-free and provides intermittent compression for the reduction of swelling and edema.

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