Sever's Disease: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment - Dr Foot Podiatry

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Sever’s Disease


Sever’s Disease


Sever’s disease is an inflammation of the heel’s growth plate. It usually occurs for kids below the age of 14 who actively participate in sports like soccer or basketball. Since they are still developing, the heel bone especially is prone to damage when repetitive stress is applied to it.

How did this happen?

  • Overuse of heel bone

What should I do?

  • Rest the affected foot
  • Ice packs can reduce inflammation
  • Proper stretching of calves and hamstrings
  • Seek help from a podiatrist

What kind of help can I get?

  • Medical Insoles can be prescribed
  • Medical insoles, also known as orthotic devices, can provide support, cushioning, and proper alignment to the foot, helping to reduce stress on the growth plate and alleviate symptoms.

How long till it recovers?

  • It's important to note that the recovery duration may vary depending on the individual's specific condition, the severity of symptoms, and their adherence to the recommended treatment plan. Compliance with rest, stretching, and proper footwear is essential for optimal healing.

    It's crucial to consult with a podiatrist for an accurate diagnosis, personalized treatment plan, and guidance specific to your child's condition. They can provide a comprehensive evaluation, recommend the most appropriate course of action, and monitor the progress to ensure a safe and effective recovery.

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