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Seaver's Disease

Posted by Courtney H on 8/30/03 at 02:21 (128424)

I'm almost 15 and I've had a problem with my heels since I was about 8 and was diagnosed with Seaver's Disease. Before being diagnosed I had been playing basketball for about a year or so. Even though I've had it for this long I still don't know much about it. All I really know that it's a type of growing spurt and I should've grown out of it by now, but I haven't so I'm thinking that there's something else wrong with my feet. During the summer the pain isn't that bad, but once I get back to school, within the first week it starts to hurt worse. One other symptom I have is numbness/tingling in the heel. I was just wondering if you know anything that would help me out in any way regarding information and/or solutions, if you could just e-mail me back that would be great. Thank you.
Courtney H

Re: Seaver's Disease

Ed Davis,DPM on 8/30/03 at 14:56 (128439)

Coutney:

The growth plate where Sever's disease occurs is usually closed by age 14 and, as such, that problem would be unusual to persist at your age. Did you have your problem evaluated by a foot specialist?
Ed