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Son's heel spur pain

Posted by Kevin J on 10/11/00 at 00:38 (030259)

My nine year old son has been complaining of pain in his heels. The doctor feels that heel spurs are a possible and he is doing the stretching exercises described throughout this site. He plays soccer, football, basketball, golf, etc. and is in good shape. Is someone this age too young to be experiencing this type of problem? Can orthodics help?

Re: Son's heel spur pain

Dr. Biehler on 10/11/00 at 06:02 (030262)

Most problems in a child around that age comes from the growth plates in the bones as they are being stressed through growth spurts and exercise. If the pain is on the back of the heels, please be very sure it is not Sever's Disease. He is the right age for this and the treatment is rest and strapping untill the muscles and tendons lenghthen enough to let the stress off the bones growth plates.You don't want to do permanate damage. Dr. B.

Re: Son's heel spur pain

Dr. Zuckerman on 10/11/00 at 07:19 (030264)

Hi,

Sever's disease or pain where the achilles tendon attaches to the back of the heel is very pain. Very active children have this problem . Proper shoes which have a deep heel. with stiff heel counter and stiff shank are parts to a very good shoe

Re: Son's heel spur pain

Dr. Biehler on 10/11/00 at 06:02 (030262)

Most problems in a child around that age comes from the growth plates in the bones as they are being stressed through growth spurts and exercise. If the pain is on the back of the heels, please be very sure it is not Sever's Disease. He is the right age for this and the treatment is rest and strapping untill the muscles and tendons lenghthen enough to let the stress off the bones growth plates.You don't want to do permanate damage. Dr. B.

Re: Son's heel spur pain

Dr. Zuckerman on 10/11/00 at 07:19 (030264)

Hi,

Sever's disease or pain where the achilles tendon attaches to the back of the heel is very pain. Very active children have this problem . Proper shoes which have a deep heel. with stiff heel counter and stiff shank are parts to a very good shoe