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Who Does Sever’s Disease Affect?

The medical condition that is known as Sever’s disease typically affects children and young teenagers who frequently participate in sporting activities. It can occur as a result of an inflamed growth plate in the heel bone, and can cause severe pain and discomfort. Parents may notice their child is limping, or not as eager to pursue physical activity. Mild relief may be found when strengthening and stretching techniques are performed, and orthotics may be prescribed for support as the healing process occurs. If your child has symptoms of Sever’s disease, it is strongly recommended that you schedule a consultation with a podiatrist who can effectively manage this condition.

Sever's disease often occurs in children and teens. If your child is experiencing foot or ankle pain, see Dr. Jonathan Kletz from Texas Foot Works. Our doctor can treat your child’s foot and ankle needs.

Sever’s Disease

Sever’s disease is also known as calcaneal apophysitis, which is a medical condition that causes heel pain I none or both feet. The disease is known to affect children between the ages of 8 and 14.

Sever’s disease occurs when part of the child’s heel known as the growth plate (calcaneal epiphysis) is attached to the Achilles tendon. This area can suffer injury when the muscles and tendons of the growing foot do not keep pace with bone growth. Therefore, the constant pain which one experiences at the back of the heel will make the child unable to put any weight on the heel. The child is then forced to walk on their toes.

Symptoms

Acute pain – Pain associated with Sever’s disease is usually felt in the heel when the child engages in physical activity such as walking, jumping and or running.

Highly active – Children who are very active are among the most susceptible in experiencing Sever’s disease, because of the stress and tension placed on their feet.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact one of our our offices located in Dallas, Athens, and Gun Barrel City, TX . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle injuries.

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