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Your Children's Feet Are Susceptible To Sever's Disease

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Sever's Disease is a disease of the heel where there is repeated trauma to the heel, which injures the growth plates of the heel. The growth plates of a bone are specific areas of a bone where if you notice your child limping or tenderness/pain in the heel, or if your child has severe pain after walking, jumping or during running. If you squeeze the heel of your child, the action would cause pain. Sever's Disease can affect only one heel but may affect both heels in more than 50% of those affected. What Sports Are Most Likely To Be...

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Sever's Disease: A Common Cause of Your Child's Heel Pain

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What is Sever's disease? Sever's disease occurs in children when the part of the heel that is still growing, the growth plate, is injured. The foot is one of the first body parts in children to grow to full size. Typically this occurs in early puberty. During this time, bones often grow faster than surrounding muscles and tendons. As a result, muscles and tendons will become tight. The heel area is less flexible than other areas of the body and can be easily injured. During weight-bearing activity (activity performed while standing), the tight heel tendons may put too much pressure...

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