Sever's Disease is a common cause of heel pain in children going through a growth spurt.
We often see active children at Capital Podiatry, suffering from heel pain.
One of the most common causes is when they have put excessive pressure on the growth plate in their feet and legs.
It causes inflammation and pain - which gets worse when they get back into exercise.
The growth plate usually hardens by the age of 15.
Our treatment includes mobilising the joints in the feet and legs, releasing trigger points and giving advice on remedial exercises and footwear.
With heel pain caused by Sever's Disease, we also check for flat feet, high arches and any leg length discrepencies.