Concerns about my 14 yo daughter
My daughter, a Freshman in HS, has been having leg pain for about 2 months now. I didn't realize how bad until she finally started complaining. I thought her occasional limp was related to her flat feet. (She has always had feet problems when we try to exercise walk). Some days are worse than others, and it gets worse the more she walks. But it isn't just bad after walking, it can also be awful in the morning. Her feet do not hurt now, ironically. We haven't gone walking for exercise since July, and we tried to start back again this week, but she had to go slow and started to limp. We quit after 15 minutes, poor baby.
I took her to the Dr. yesterday. After a workup, the Dr. feels her pain is consistent with L4 nerve root irritation. X-rays revealed no reason for the pain. She is not athletic, doesn't participate in physical activities, and in fact isn't even in PE this year. She has had no injuries. It was totally random. I am, of course, hoping it goes away. In the meantime, we are due for more testing, including an EMG and nerve conduction tests. Oh boy...I just read about these and they do NOT sound pleasant!
Have any of you undergone these tests? What should we expect and should I prepare her (my friends say not to tell her anything about them)? And have any of you experienced anything like what she has gone through or had children who suffered with it? It seems unusual for such a young person to deal with neuropathy.
Thank you for your time. I am trying not to worry, but she has also recently had tremors in her right hand which we are thinking may be anxiety-related. The doctor is aware of this as well.