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Sever’s Disease / Child’s Heel Pain

What is it?

Childs Heel PainSever’s disease is an inflammatory condition that occurs when excessive strain is placed on the growth plate of the heel bones. It typically affects children between 8 and 14 years of age at a time of rapid growth when the muscles and tendons become tighter as the bones become longer.

Symptoms

  • Activity related pain
  • Localised tenderness and swelling at the insertion of the Achilles tendon
  • Tightness in the calve muscles

Treatment

  • Calves stretching
  • Foot orthoses to address any biomechanical abnormalities
  • Supportive footwear
  • A heel raise may be needed in some cases

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For further information on this condition or any other foot problem, please contact our friendly staff of Podiatrists at Peel Podiatry Clinic