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Seavers Disease

Posted by Courtney H. on 2/09/03 at 14:04 (108592)

Hello. My name is Courtney. I am 14 years old and in the ninth grade. The summer before fourth grade I had been diagnosed with Seavers Disease. The cause of it is unsure, but I had been playing basketball for about a year before I had been diagnosed with it. I have been waiting sonewhat patiently to play again. Although I have been waiting year after year, I still I haven't been cured. I am writing to you today to ask you what you know about it and ask if there's a cure other than letting it take its course. I am going to an Orthopedic surgeon in a couple of weeks, and I am not sure of what they're going to say. I hope that they can help me, just like you can with your knowledge. Please write back with some information asap if you could; I would be very thankful. Thank you and have a nice day.
Courtney

Re: Seavers Disease

AmyM on 2/09/03 at 16:18 (108605)

Hi, my feet started to hurt when I was in school too. (I'm 26 now) Have you been given any inserts/arch supports to put inside your shoe? That can help a lot of people with Seavers disease.
Hopefully some of the doctors here will see your question. Have you seen a podiatrist? That's a doctor who specalises in feet, they can watch you walk and see if that could be making your feet hurt. They can also check and see if there is anything else that could be causing you pain and sort that out.
I don't think anyone knows why some people get seavers disease and others don't, sometimes its because you grow tall very quickly and that's why most doctors think it will go away on its own, given time.
You could try searching the message boards and see what other information you can find. Good luck with the orthpaedic surgeon.

Re: Seavers Disease

Dr. Z on 2/09/03 at 17:24 (108616)

Hi

Here is a link to my web site which will help to answer some of your questions

http://www.thefootspecialist.com/children.html

Re: Seavers Disease

AmyM on 2/09/03 at 16:18 (108605)

Hi, my feet started to hurt when I was in school too. (I'm 26 now) Have you been given any inserts/arch supports to put inside your shoe? That can help a lot of people with Seavers disease.
Hopefully some of the doctors here will see your question. Have you seen a podiatrist? That's a doctor who specalises in feet, they can watch you walk and see if that could be making your feet hurt. They can also check and see if there is anything else that could be causing you pain and sort that out.
I don't think anyone knows why some people get seavers disease and others don't, sometimes its because you grow tall very quickly and that's why most doctors think it will go away on its own, given time.
You could try searching the message boards and see what other information you can find. Good luck with the orthpaedic surgeon.

Re: Seavers Disease

Dr. Z on 2/09/03 at 17:24 (108616)

Hi

Here is a link to my web site which will help to answer some of your questions

http://www.thefootspecialist.com/children.html