Sever’s Disease is a painful condition in the heel. The area where the bone and Achilles tendon meet becomes inflamed.
What causes Sever’s Disease?
Sever’s Disease is most common in young, active kids who are still growing, usually between the ages of 8-12. The growth plate is an area of weakness, and injury occurs because of repeated stress or an increase in exercise.
What are the symptoms?
Slight swelling, warmth and tenderness along the back side of the heel
Pain is located anywhere around the heel and becomes worse with increased activity
Pain with activity especially running and jumping
Limping may occur during activities like running.
What can I do to feel better?
Icing the painful area for 20 minutes
Stretching of the foot and lower leg
When should I see a medical professional?
If pain does not improve with rest and ice.
If unable to put weight on the foot.
If unsure about the severity of the condition.
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