Sever’s Disease Treatment In Wisconsin
Find Relief from Heel Pain
Does your child have heel pain that isn’t going away? If so, he or she could have Sever’s disease, a common cause of heel pain in children. Fortunately, the orthopedic experts at Aurora Health Care can help those with Sever’s disease – no matter what their age. And usually, we can treat it without surgery.
What is Sever’s Disease?
Sever's disease is a painful heel condition that occurs most often in physically active children. It occurs when growth plate in the lower back of the heel, where the Achilles tendon attaches, becomes inflamed and causes pain.
A child with Sever’s disease may also have:
- Heel pain with limping, especially after running.
- Difficulty walking
- Discomfort or stiffness in the feet upon awaking
- Swelling and redness in the heel
At Aurora Health Care, our pediatricians, podiatrists and orthopedic surgeons are experienced in identifying Sever's disease. They can often diagnosis it with a simple physical exam and begin treatment quickly. Best of all, we have orthopedic specialists from Milwaukee to Green Bay who can treat Seaver’s disease.
Treatment for Sever’s Disease Includes:
- Cutting back on sports until the growth plate has healed
- Applying ice to the heel after activity
- Avoiding going barefoot
- Wearing an orthotic or cast
Sever's disease treatment is typically required only until the two growth areas of the child's heel join together – usually around the age of 16. There are no known long-term complications.
If your child is experiencing heel or foot pain, schedule an appointment with the foot and ankle orthopedic specialists at Aurora Health Care. Our team will help ease your child’s pain and help them get back on their feet – comfortably.
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