Sever’s Disease is a common condition in early teenagers due to the blood supply to the growing plate is not keeping up with the demands of growing. The pain that occurs is a deep ache or soreness to the corner of the heel and tends to be aggravated with running activities and this pain can be debilitating for a child.
First step if your child is having this pain is to make an appointment with Dr. Jachimiak so he can evaluate the pain to determine if this is the cause. Prior to treatment, x-rays should be obtained to rule out any problem with the growth plates in the foot and ankle.
Treatment consists of decreasing athletic under guidance from your doctor and the use of custom made foot orthotics to help improve foot biomechanics.
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