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Phone: 610-431-0200
Podiatry Care Specialists, PC
Call: 610-431-0200
Toll Free: 877-905-5907
Fax: 610-431-9333

Why is my Child having Intense Heel Pain?

"Why is my child having intense heel pain? With many boys and girls now participating in organized sports, there is a condition that frequently occurs around the heel, called Sever’s disease, or calcaneal apophysitis which is inflammation of the growth plate, occurring at the heel bone in active kids approximately 8-14 years old. Treatment includes rest, ice, oral anti-inflammatories if possible, proper stretching, heel cups, taping of the heel and foot, and cushioned arch supports. Decreasing inflammation is key to reducing the pain."

Bradford J. Jacobs, DPM, FACFAS
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Providing foot care for the entire family, specializing in treating sports injuries and ingrown nails