Severs Disease Question

My grandson suffers with very painful heels underneath the foot


He has been told thats its called Sevvers desease. i don't even know how to spell it. its mostly after football games and lasts for a long time. he is 12 years old and takes size 8 shoes. It really is getting him down and making him miserable.

All his doctor says its growing pains.can you please help.

concerned Grandad.
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Sever’s disease is an overuse injury where the growth plate of the heel becomes inflamed. Another name for the condition is calcaneal apophysitis. Your grandson can obtain complete relief with the right treatment.

Here is a link to further information on Severs disease which includes a standard management program: Sever's disease and heel pain in children.

Severs disease is generally a simple problem to treat and we typically see our patients achieve complete pain relief within a period of 2 to 4 weeks with the right treatment program.

See a Podiatrist with a special interest in biomechanics and sports/overuse injuries in children.


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