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Sever's DiseaseAs children start growing, so do their level of risks. These risks include disorders that can affect their developmental growth such as Sever’s Disease. This disease typically occurs through a growth spurt although it could also happen as a result of injuries, especially when it comes to active children. Often symptoms of Sever’s Disease go unnoticed, especially if the child in question does not speak of any pain in his or her heels.

If your child is suffering from Sever’s disease, seek the care of a podiatrist such Dr. Mayer Salama of Salama Foot Care. Dr. Salama can accurately diagnose Sever’s disease in patients and provide your child with the appropriate treatment options to manage the condition.

What is Sever’s Disease?

Sever’s disease is also known as calcaneal apophysitis, which is a medical condition that causes heel pain in one 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.

Improper pronation – the rolling of the foot during walking or running and obesity are all linked to causing Sever’s disease.

To learn more about treatments and diagnosis of Sever’s disease follow link below.

If you have any questions, please contact one of our offices located in Farmington Hills, Dearborn, Clarkston, and Trenton, MI. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle injuries.

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