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Heel pain for my son (9 yrs of age)

Posted by mike r on 11/14/00 at 17:04 (032735)

Can a 9 yr old have all these 'heel' problems related to PF? The pain he has described is similar to many on this msg board. Any ideas if PF has no age discrimination? Thanks.

Re: Heel pain for my son (9 yrs of age)

wendyn on 11/14/00 at 17:23 (032737)

I'm sure one of the doctors will respond - but although PF does not have age boundaries...there are other things it could be. When my son was going through a big growth spurt - he had a lot of heel pain and I know there is a condition kids can get called something like Server's Severs? I'm not sure of the exact name or spelling.

Regardless, only a doctor can make a diagnosis after performing a physical exam, and other tests if necessary. If your child ends up with a diagnosis of PF or other treatable foot condition - then you've come to the right place for information. But please, make sure it's diagnosed by a doctor. Self diagnosis is dangerous, and there are many many many other medical conditions that have symptoms (at least at onset) simlar to PF. It would be unwise to start treating it as if it is PF, without knowing for sure - especially in a child.

Re: Heel pain for my son (9 yrs of age)

Dr. Zuckerman on 11/14/00 at 20:49 (032758)

Sever's disease is when the heel bone at the insertion of the Achilles tendon hurts due to overuse syndrome much like pf. Go to my web site http://www.the footspecialists.com. there is an article about growing pains and the treatment. In addition you may find this subject in Scott's online book.
Go to his search engine in the book and type in Sever's disease

Re: Heel pain for my son (9 yrs of age)

Annette on 11/17/00 at 08:34 (032910)

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Hi Mike,
my son is 10 and he is going though heel pain also, so I took him to a podiatrist. I was so afraid that it was PF and the poor boy is following in my footseps, but the Dr. didnt seem to think that it was PF even though he has the same pain in the same area as I do. He seemed to think that it is along the lines as what Wendyn is saying, so to help my son along to deal with the pain, the dr gave my son some inserts to help him alon, until the pain subsides, and it has for the most part, he is not complaining as much anymore. But what does scare me is that he has feet exactly like mine, right down the exray, so I will be keeping a close eye on his feet for a while.
good luck Mike.

Re: Heel pain for my son (9 yrs of age)

wendyn on 11/14/00 at 17:23 (032737)

I'm sure one of the doctors will respond - but although PF does not have age boundaries...there are other things it could be. When my son was going through a big growth spurt - he had a lot of heel pain and I know there is a condition kids can get called something like Server's Severs? I'm not sure of the exact name or spelling.

Regardless, only a doctor can make a diagnosis after performing a physical exam, and other tests if necessary. If your child ends up with a diagnosis of PF or other treatable foot condition - then you've come to the right place for information. But please, make sure it's diagnosed by a doctor. Self diagnosis is dangerous, and there are many many many other medical conditions that have symptoms (at least at onset) simlar to PF. It would be unwise to start treating it as if it is PF, without knowing for sure - especially in a child.

Re: Heel pain for my son (9 yrs of age)

Dr. Zuckerman on 11/14/00 at 20:49 (032758)

Sever's disease is when the heel bone at the insertion of the Achilles tendon hurts due to overuse syndrome much like pf. Go to my web site http://www.the footspecialists.com. there is an article about growing pains and the treatment. In addition you may find this subject in Scott's online book.
Go to his search engine in the book and type in Sever's disease

Re: Heel pain for my son (9 yrs of age)

Annette on 11/17/00 at 08:34 (032910)

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Hi Mike,
my son is 10 and he is going though heel pain also, so I took him to a podiatrist. I was so afraid that it was PF and the poor boy is following in my footseps, but the Dr. didnt seem to think that it was PF even though he has the same pain in the same area as I do. He seemed to think that it is along the lines as what Wendyn is saying, so to help my son along to deal with the pain, the dr gave my son some inserts to help him alon, until the pain subsides, and it has for the most part, he is not complaining as much anymore. But what does scare me is that he has feet exactly like mine, right down the exray, so I will be keeping a close eye on his feet for a while.
good luck Mike.