child w/ itchy joints in big toes

My 6 yr old boy is complaining for awhile now about his big toe joints. He says they "itch" deep inside and it makes him want to crack them. I started noticing that when standing barefooted he will be bending his toes under "cracking" them repeatedly. I don't think he realizes he is doing it during the day. But last night he was up crying at 1am about it.

I didn't see any signs of swelling or discoloration and the area was not sensitive to the touch. He does have a poor immune system and gets sick a lot (sinuses usually). I was wondering if it would be a form of arthritis...why only those two joints?

Any ideas?

Thanks
Sean

Posted By Sean on March 14, 2006 at 02:04:15:

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