Periodically, for the past year, my almost six year old son wakes up in the night sobbing from foot pain. This seems to happen in streaks - several nights in a row for a week or so, then not again for several more weeks. He says the tops and sides of his feet hurt.
I do think he is in genuine pain and have checked his shoes & toenails. When it is happening, I give him some ibuprofen and massage his feet until he falls asleep again. However, this has occasionally taken 45 minutes or longer of him just crying in pain.
He has a very good diet & gets plenty of exercise. He takes a daily vitamin and 1.5 mg. Tenex daily. I do believe the foot pain was a problem before we started the Tenex. I also don't think this is an attention seeking behavior or "growing pains."
Does anyone have any ideas what could be causing this? Thanks.