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seavers disease

Posted by liz t on 3/11/02 at 17:46 (076204)

my son is 11yrs old, diagnosed w/ seaver disease...has mod to severve pain every day...has begun walking om the outside edge of his footw. toe pointing in. what can be done to help? what type of specialist?

Re: seavers disease

Carmen H on 3/11/02 at 18:20 (076206)

Rheumatologist or Podiatrist I would guess. I am not a doc...but think this is the route to go. Go to both.

Re: seavers disease

wendyn on 3/11/02 at 21:26 (076220)

Seavers disease is pretty common in kids. A podiatrist or sports med doctor should be able to help.

Re: Sever's disease

Dr. David S. Wander on 3/12/02 at 07:28 (076241)

I've written several times on this site regarding Sever's disease. Some of my answers were lengthy, so rather than repeating that information, you can run a search on this website and review information on Sever's that's already available. When you search on this site, search for SEVER'S disease which is the correct spelling.

Re: seavers disease

Ed Davis, DPM on 3/13/02 at 20:12 (076381)

I have treated hundreds of cases of Severs disease and, to the best of my knowledge, never had a case in which I was not successful. An orthotic, PROPERLY MADE, works better than 99% of the time. Get in contact with a podiatric physician in your area.
Ed

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Richard, C.Ped on 3/14/02 at 12:27 (076426)

I agree with Dr. Davis,
If made properly, the orthosis will work well. We see quite a bit of Sever's. Never had a problem.
Richard

Re: seavers disease

Carmen H on 3/11/02 at 18:20 (076206)

Rheumatologist or Podiatrist I would guess. I am not a doc...but think this is the route to go. Go to both.

Re: seavers disease

wendyn on 3/11/02 at 21:26 (076220)

Seavers disease is pretty common in kids. A podiatrist or sports med doctor should be able to help.

Re: Sever's disease

Dr. David S. Wander on 3/12/02 at 07:28 (076241)

I've written several times on this site regarding Sever's disease. Some of my answers were lengthy, so rather than repeating that information, you can run a search on this website and review information on Sever's that's already available. When you search on this site, search for SEVER'S disease which is the correct spelling.

Re: seavers disease

Ed Davis, DPM on 3/13/02 at 20:12 (076381)

I have treated hundreds of cases of Severs disease and, to the best of my knowledge, never had a case in which I was not successful. An orthotic, PROPERLY MADE, works better than 99% of the time. Get in contact with a podiatric physician in your area.
Ed

Re: seavers disease

Richard, C.Ped on 3/14/02 at 12:27 (076426)

I agree with Dr. Davis,
If made properly, the orthosis will work well. We see quite a bit of Sever's. Never had a problem.
Richard