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Do people with sever's disease have a lot of pain?

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Dr. Michael Wynn
Podiatry 41 years experience
Severs disease: This condition effects the growth plate of the heel. It is a condition of children... The pain can differ from child to child, depending on their activity. Treatment is usually conservative. See a specialist and don't let the child suffer.
Dr. Mathew John
Podiatry 24 years experience
1: Severs disease is really not a 'disease' at all. It simply refers to growth plate pain that occurs in the heel of a child. It can occur in children usually from age 8-13 and who are active in sports. Treatment includes silicone heel cups, icing, antiinflammatory pain medication and often reducing the sports activity. Once the child matures the pain is less likely to occur.
Dr. Daniel Farber
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 25 years experience
It is painful : Sever's disease affects children and is painful altho it usually is more of a pain that comes with activity. It may limit how aggressive a child can play certain sports but is usually quite manageable with activity limitation, stretching exercises, nsaids, and inserts.
Dr. Adam Teichman
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 20 years experience
Sometimes: Heel pain is a warning sign that a child has a condition that deserves attention.  heel pain in children is often caused by injury to the growth plate commonly referred to as calcaneal apophysitis or sever’s disease.  these injuries of the heel are usually caused by overuse. However, pediatric heel pain may be the sign of many other problems, and can occur at younger or older ages.

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