Heel pain

My 13 year old boy had Severe’s dis.
This is the 3rd year we have had to pull him out of sports and put his foot in a soft cast.
I am starting to wonder if we are doing the right thing.
Today the xray showed 4 hairline fractures in the growth plate of his heel and some on his ankle.
Please help.
He is an active child and loves sports so I will do anything to help him and I really do not want him to suffer later in life.

1 Comment found

    Vivian Abrams DPM

    9 10

    This condition usually is self limiting. When the growth plate closes at around age 14, then it usually subsides. When there is a continued problem, there may be other factors involved, such as a short achilles tendon. In addition to heel cushions, an orthotic may be needed. Since I have not seen him or the x-rays and taken comparision views of the other foot, I can not comment on the fractures. Rest may be the best thing at this point.


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