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If your active school-age child complains of heel pain, you may chalk it up to ill-fitting shoes. But that may not be the whole story. True, new shoes can cause heel pain. But physical activity, especially sports, can also trigger a problem called Sever’s disease, or pediatric calcaneal apophysitis. "While Sever’s disease is temporary, kids can have it for several years until their growth plates close," says podiatrist Christopher Herbert, DPM of the Cleveland Clinic.
 
Dr. Christopher Herbert
 
 
"Kids typically feel better with reduced activity. We give them anti-inflammatory medication like ibuprofen (acetaminophen doesn’t work as well for this). That usually reduces symptoms. We also have them apply ice over their sock and wear a heel cup if they’re still sore. This cushions the heel and provides added shock absorption. If these measures don’t work, kids often have to use a walking boot to really reduce their activity," says Dr. Herbert. 
 
Source: Health Essentials from Cleveland Clinic [10/12/18]
 
Courtesy of Barry Block, editor of PM News.
 
Brought to you by Doctor John A. Hardy, owner of Toronto's foot clinic, Academy Foot and Orthotic Clinics.

 

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