Heel and arch pain can affect men and women of all ages. The most common forms of heel pain are Plantar Fasciosis, and Sever’s Disease.
This heel pain, commonly causes pain when getting out of bed in the morning. It often recurs throughout the day especially after rest and prolonged movement.
The Griffith Foot Clinic uses various treatment options for plantar fasciosis, ranging from rest, strapping, stretching exercises to orthotics.
Sever’s disease is the most common cause of heel pain in pre-adolescent and adolescent children. It occurs most commonly in (but is not limited to) physically active children between 7 -14 years of age. Sever’s disease is most often caused by inadequate footwear, playing sport on hard surfaces, calf tightness and biomechanical problems. Sever’s disease is caused when the leg muscles become tight and overstretched or by repetitive stress being placed on the growth plate of the heel bone. Over time this stress causes micro-trauma, inflammation and pain. The treatment for Sever’s disease can vary from resting from sports, cold packs, stretching and strengthening exercises, footwear advice and heel inserts for shoes and trainers. Why not book an appointment with Griffith Foot Clinic for a diagnosis and to see which treatment options would help alleviate your child’s heel pain.