Who diagnosed your son? They really should be the one giving you this information. However, I will give a general overview. The inflammation of the growth plate of the heel (known as Sever's disease) is usually self limiting. When the growth plate closes, the vulnerability is diminished. The growth plate in your son's heel may be open for several more years.

Usually, heel cups of very good shock absorbing material such as silicone are what we use. Some of these are available over the internet. You might check on some links. Sometimes an orthotic is useful. But really, you should be getting this from the doctor who diagnosed this. If not, see someone else.

Vivian Abrams DPM

Posted By Vivian Abrams DPM on September 21, 2002 at 22:44:41:

In Reply to: SEVERS DISEASE posted by LESLI on September 20, 2002 at 08:16:00:

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