Dear Sunny Day:
Relieve is on the way for your son. The pains on his legs and feet are a sign of deficiency in magnesium. I speak from experience and knowledge on the subject of minerals and vitamins. First of all, the reason he is getting pains in his feet and legs are because his muscles are not relaxing, which is what magnesium does. Calcium on the other hand contracts the muscles. Magnesium and calcium work hand and hand. However, magnesium is needed to regulate calcium. If you have mostly calcium in the diet and not enough magnesium, then the calcium is going to start doing damage to the bodily functions.
Lack of magnesium can start to effect the skeletal and muscle system. Think of calcium as the chalk and the magnesium as the super-glue. You will start to develop muscle cramps, spasms, convulsions, pain, etc.
A deficiency in magnesium effects the nervous system as well as other body functions, which can cause ADD, confusion, lack of concentration, tantrums, anger, and Parkinson disease. It has over 300 functions in the body.
Much has been written on the deficiency of calcium but not on magnesium. I have suffered all my life on the deficiency of magnesium. I was always taking some form of calcium/magnesium supplements because I had pains in knee joints, I felt nervous and anxious, leg cramps,twitching in the face and eyes, ringing in the ear, low blood sugar, fatigue, insomnia, hyper-thyroid, among other symptoms. The calcium/magnesium helped my aliments but not got rid of them completely until I learned more on the subject of magnesium.
However, I started to do more research on the subject and found a few web sites on the subject. Here is a few www.shirley-wellness.cafe.com/magnesium.htm#A
. The transdermal application of MgCl is the best because it is the most absorbable, and tells you where you can purchase from. The second one, Peter Gilliams Natural calm is a powdered form of magnesium, which works too. I use too.
I hope this will help and get the confusion of what your son is going through.