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Severs Disease in son

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Hello.
My 19 year old son was diagnosed as a young boy with Severs disease in his feet.
He was treated throughout his teen years with boots, casts, etc. as the disease flared up in his heels.
In the last 6-9 months he was gained about 60lbs (He is 6ft 2in and now weight 300lbs.
He has started a job as a restaraunt manager and is on his feet for 9-10 hours.
His heels have begun to hurt him terribly just like when his Severs Disease was active.
His heels are swollen, it hurts to touch any of the area’s around his heel and all of his symptoms are exactly as they are stated in Severs Disease.
What would you suggest he do to treat this as his growth plate should have already solidified?
He is on a diet to lose weight.Are there any cases of adults who had the disease as children to continue to have problems with their heels after they have surpassed the age of solidification in their growth plates?

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  1. i get these very painful bruises, often on the balls of my feet… sometimes on the side/bottom of the heel, and occasionally on the arch of my foot. they don’t seem to correlate to any pair of shoes or even any certain type of shoes. it also does not seem to correlate to any particular activity. they seem to pop up out of nowhere, and last for a few days. i have a pretty painful one now that started on the ball of my right foot a couple days ago, and is now also on the arch of my foot somewhat. i also have foot cramping because of how i’ve had to walk to avoid limping from the one on the ball of my foot. these bruises seem to appear in a matter of a few hours, and take several days or up to a week to go away. i’ve been getting them for years and i would absolutely LOVE to know how to make them go away…any ideas on what this could be??

  2. While he is too old for DSever’s disease, he certainly can have other heel problems. This is probably due to multiple factors, including, hours on his feet, weight, shoes he wears etc. : I recommend he see a podiatrist for further evaluation and treatment recommendations.

  3. While he is too old for DSever’s disease, he certainly can have other heel problems. This is probably due to multiple factors, including, hours on his feet, weight, shoes he wears etc. I recommend he see a podiatrist for further evaluation and treatment recommendations.

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