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the back of my foot

Posted by steph on 11/24/00 at 15:19 (033406)

I'm only 9 and the back of my foot hurts.No one is listening too me and i wanna know what it is.

Re: the back of my foot

Scott R on 11/24/00 at 16:21 (033410)

Steph, do you play any sports? Did you run a lot?

Re: the back of my foot

steph on 11/24/00 at 18:12 (033413)

Well in gym I play sports.And I run a alful lot.

Re: the back of my foot

steph on 11/24/00 at 18:26 (033415)

Yo Scott are you able to answer my problem?Are you a docter?Do you know Im a kid?If yes is the answers to all of them please answer in my kind of lanuge.

Thanks,
Steph

Re: the back of my foot

Dr. Biehler on 11/24/00 at 18:28 (033417)

There is a growth plate on the back of your heel bone that has not fused together yet. This is normal for your age. It is also not unusual to get a lot of pain as your legs start to grow a little longer and the tendons, muscles, ect. try to catch up. This growing puts a lot of strain on the heel and this growth plate. You have to take it easy untill the pain goes away so you don't do permanate damage. Using a slight heel lift in your shoe and sometimes taping the area for support can help durring this period. Dr. B.

Re: the back of my foot

Dr. Biehler on 11/24/00 at 18:44 (033421)

Steph, You should have this evaluated so you can get a note excusing you from your exercise classes untill this resolves. You do not want to exercise through the pain. This might cause further damage. Dr. B.

Re: the back of my foot

steph on 11/24/00 at 18:44 (033422)

Thanks alot doc but I cant take it easy i have gym class.And theres really nothing i can do about it unless i have a docs note.

Re: the back of my foot

steph on 11/24/00 at 18:47 (033424)

well like i said in the first message no one listens to me

Re: the back of my foot

Dr. Biehler on 11/24/00 at 19:00 (033430)

Steph, The medical term for what we just disscused is ' Sever's Disease ' it is an osteochondrosis of the calcanious.. This is not uncommon and happens in your age group. Your coach, the school nurse, your doctor and anyone involved in sports with kids in your age group should be familiar with it. You should not be exercising through pain in your heel! Print this out and show it to someone you think can help. Dr. Biehler

Re: the back of my foot

steph on 11/24/00 at 19:08 (033434)

Im sorry doc but i dont know what the heak yours saying if u want you could email me.Or my mom comes to this site all the time her name is diana you have talked to her befor i belive.If you would like email me and we could talk.

Re: the back of my foot

Dr. Biehler on 11/24/00 at 22:43 (033444)

Steph, Have your mom read my posts regarding your heel pain. If she has any questions she can ask on the board or e-mail me. Dr. B.

Re: I am so impressed that you can access this medical resource at nine!

Dr. Zuckerman on 11/25/00 at 03:23 (033455)

I have an article that you can read about your foot. go to the my web http://www.thefootspecialist.com Look up in any word that you don't understand in your dictionary. Good luck

i would like to have a report on what you have learned and what you think needs to be done to help your pain. Even a child can talk charge. At your age all I knew was that mighty mouse was the best flying mouse on TV.

Re: I am so impressed that you can access this medical resource at nine!

steph on 11/25/00 at 13:45 (033483)

Dr.Z i dont know how to give you a report mabe you could give me a source.

Re: the back of my foot

Melody on 11/26/00 at 09:08 (033531)

Steph the under part of my foot hurts next to the heel and I am 7 and it has been hurting since I was 5 years old. I went to the chiropractor and he said I had flat feet so he gave me a mold and everything and then he ordered the orthotics and my feet are tiny little better but they still hurt so you can never be the only one that has a flat or hurting foot. Dr.B what should I do about my feet is there a type of shoe that can help my feet they still hurt when I have orthotics? If there is onther type of way that can help my feet and not shoes can you tell me that?

Re: the back of my foot

Dr. Biehler on 11/26/00 at 16:41 (033559)

You should have you feet re-evaluated by a doctor that specializes in feet. Orthotics should not hurt!! Dr. B.

Re: the back of my foot

Melody on 11/28/00 at 20:47 (033763)

Dr.B. my grandma, Mary Johnson will find someone to help my ffoot and we will write back when your next letter comes.
Always,
Melody Johnson

Re: the back of my foot

Melody on 11/29/00 at 07:52 (033787)

Steph I listened to you in the first message.
Melody

Re: the back of my foot

Melody on 11/29/00 at 07:55 (033788)

Dr.B. I do not get by what you mean by saying to give a report so if you email me then we can talk just like Steph said she dose not know what you are talking about.
Melody

Re: to Melody

Julie F on 11/29/00 at 12:09 (033804)

Melody, you write really well for someone who is only seven. Is that your real age?

Re: to Melody

Melody on 11/30/00 at 18:16 (033892)

Julie that is my real age I can prove my birthday was 5/17/93 so I am seven years old.

Re: to Melody

Julie on 12/01/00 at 00:58 (033938)

OK Steph, I'm sorry if I seem to have doubted you. I was just very impressed with your writing ability (and spelling of words like chiropractor!) and your obvious intelligence. Now you and your grandma use that intelligence and get to a foot specialist who can help you. Flat feet may not be the only problem.

Good luck and best wishes, Julie

Re: to Melody

Julie on 12/01/00 at 00:59 (033939)

OK Melody, I'm sorry if I seem to have doubted you. I was just very impressed with your writing ability (and spelling of words like chiropractor!) and your obvious intelligence. Now you and your grandma use that intelligence and get to a foot specialist who can help you. Flat feet may not be the only problem.

Good luck and best wishes, Julie

Re: to Julie

Melody on 12/06/00 at 15:01 (034331)

Dear Juile,
We really know that you should not put Steph messages in my collom.

Re: to Julie

Melody on 12/06/00 at 15:06 (034333)

My grandmother has already got me a an apointment with her chiropractor.
And hers is a pro.

Re: to Julie

Julie F on 12/06/00 at 15:40 (034337)

Melody, that's very good that you have an appointment with a chiropractor. I hope he/she has a lot of experience with feet! You should probably see a podiatrist, but see what the chiropractor says.

I'm sorry about the 'Steph' message. I was really speaking to you, but put 'Steph' instead. Then I tried to correct it, but it had already been posted - so I posted another to you.

Re: the back of my foot

Scott R on 11/24/00 at 16:21 (033410)

Steph, do you play any sports? Did you run a lot?

Re: the back of my foot

steph on 11/24/00 at 18:12 (033413)

Well in gym I play sports.And I run a alful lot.

Re: the back of my foot

steph on 11/24/00 at 18:26 (033415)

Yo Scott are you able to answer my problem?Are you a docter?Do you know Im a kid?If yes is the answers to all of them please answer in my kind of lanuge.

Thanks,
Steph

Re: the back of my foot

Dr. Biehler on 11/24/00 at 18:28 (033417)

There is a growth plate on the back of your heel bone that has not fused together yet. This is normal for your age. It is also not unusual to get a lot of pain as your legs start to grow a little longer and the tendons, muscles, ect. try to catch up. This growing puts a lot of strain on the heel and this growth plate. You have to take it easy untill the pain goes away so you don't do permanate damage. Using a slight heel lift in your shoe and sometimes taping the area for support can help durring this period. Dr. B.

Re: the back of my foot

Dr. Biehler on 11/24/00 at 18:44 (033421)

Steph, You should have this evaluated so you can get a note excusing you from your exercise classes untill this resolves. You do not want to exercise through the pain. This might cause further damage. Dr. B.

Re: the back of my foot

steph on 11/24/00 at 18:44 (033422)

Thanks alot doc but I cant take it easy i have gym class.And theres really nothing i can do about it unless i have a docs note.

Re: the back of my foot

steph on 11/24/00 at 18:47 (033424)

well like i said in the first message no one listens to me

Re: the back of my foot

Dr. Biehler on 11/24/00 at 19:00 (033430)

Steph, The medical term for what we just disscused is ' Sever's Disease ' it is an osteochondrosis of the calcanious.. This is not uncommon and happens in your age group. Your coach, the school nurse, your doctor and anyone involved in sports with kids in your age group should be familiar with it. You should not be exercising through pain in your heel! Print this out and show it to someone you think can help. Dr. Biehler

Re: the back of my foot

steph on 11/24/00 at 19:08 (033434)

Im sorry doc but i dont know what the heak yours saying if u want you could email me.Or my mom comes to this site all the time her name is diana you have talked to her befor i belive.If you would like email me and we could talk.

Re: the back of my foot

Dr. Biehler on 11/24/00 at 22:43 (033444)

Steph, Have your mom read my posts regarding your heel pain. If she has any questions she can ask on the board or e-mail me. Dr. B.

Re: I am so impressed that you can access this medical resource at nine!

Dr. Zuckerman on 11/25/00 at 03:23 (033455)

I have an article that you can read about your foot. go to the my web http://www.thefootspecialist.com Look up in any word that you don't understand in your dictionary. Good luck

i would like to have a report on what you have learned and what you think needs to be done to help your pain. Even a child can talk charge. At your age all I knew was that mighty mouse was the best flying mouse on TV.

Re: I am so impressed that you can access this medical resource at nine!

steph on 11/25/00 at 13:45 (033483)

Dr.Z i dont know how to give you a report mabe you could give me a source.

Re: the back of my foot

Melody on 11/26/00 at 09:08 (033531)

Steph the under part of my foot hurts next to the heel and I am 7 and it has been hurting since I was 5 years old. I went to the chiropractor and he said I had flat feet so he gave me a mold and everything and then he ordered the orthotics and my feet are tiny little better but they still hurt so you can never be the only one that has a flat or hurting foot. Dr.B what should I do about my feet is there a type of shoe that can help my feet they still hurt when I have orthotics? If there is onther type of way that can help my feet and not shoes can you tell me that?

Re: the back of my foot

Dr. Biehler on 11/26/00 at 16:41 (033559)

You should have you feet re-evaluated by a doctor that specializes in feet. Orthotics should not hurt!! Dr. B.

Re: the back of my foot

Melody on 11/28/00 at 20:47 (033763)

Dr.B. my grandma, Mary Johnson will find someone to help my ffoot and we will write back when your next letter comes.
Always,
Melody Johnson

Re: the back of my foot

Melody on 11/29/00 at 07:52 (033787)

Steph I listened to you in the first message.
Melody

Re: the back of my foot

Melody on 11/29/00 at 07:55 (033788)

Dr.B. I do not get by what you mean by saying to give a report so if you email me then we can talk just like Steph said she dose not know what you are talking about.
Melody

Re: to Melody

Julie F on 11/29/00 at 12:09 (033804)

Melody, you write really well for someone who is only seven. Is that your real age?

Re: to Melody

Melody on 11/30/00 at 18:16 (033892)

Julie that is my real age I can prove my birthday was 5/17/93 so I am seven years old.

Re: to Melody

Julie on 12/01/00 at 00:58 (033938)

OK Steph, I'm sorry if I seem to have doubted you. I was just very impressed with your writing ability (and spelling of words like chiropractor!) and your obvious intelligence. Now you and your grandma use that intelligence and get to a foot specialist who can help you. Flat feet may not be the only problem.

Good luck and best wishes, Julie

Re: to Melody

Julie on 12/01/00 at 00:59 (033939)

OK Melody, I'm sorry if I seem to have doubted you. I was just very impressed with your writing ability (and spelling of words like chiropractor!) and your obvious intelligence. Now you and your grandma use that intelligence and get to a foot specialist who can help you. Flat feet may not be the only problem.

Good luck and best wishes, Julie

Re: to Julie

Melody on 12/06/00 at 15:01 (034331)

Dear Juile,
We really know that you should not put Steph messages in my collom.

Re: to Julie

Melody on 12/06/00 at 15:06 (034333)

My grandmother has already got me a an apointment with her chiropractor.
And hers is a pro.

Re: to Julie

Julie F on 12/06/00 at 15:40 (034337)

Melody, that's very good that you have an appointment with a chiropractor. I hope he/she has a lot of experience with feet! You should probably see a podiatrist, but see what the chiropractor says.

I'm sorry about the 'Steph' message. I was really speaking to you, but put 'Steph' instead. Then I tried to correct it, but it had already been posted - so I posted another to you.