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How can sever's disease be prevented?

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Some simple steps can help prevent it. Have your child:

  • Wear supportive, shock-absorbing shoes.
  • Stretch his calves, heels, and hamstrings.
  • Not overdo it. Warn against over-training, and suggest plenty of rest, especially if he begins to feel pain in her heel.
  • Try to avoid lots of running and pounding on hard surfaces.
  • If he’s overweight, help him lose those extra pounds, which can increase pressure on his heels.

From: What Is Sever’s Disease? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Boston Children’s Hospital: “Sever’s Disease in Children.”

University of Rochester Medical Center: “Sever’s Disease”

KidsHealth: “Sever’s Disease.”

Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of New York Presbyterian: “Sever’s Disease.”

University of California, Davis Medical Group: “Sever’s Disease.”

St. Louis Children’s Hospital: “Sever’s Disease.”

Washington University Orthopedics: “Sever’s Disease.”

Family Doctor: “Sever’s Disease.”

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: “Overuse Injuries in Children.”

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center: “Sever’s Disease.”

Reviewed by Renee A. Alli on December 14, 2018

SOURCES:

Boston Children’s Hospital: “Sever’s Disease in Children.”

University of Rochester Medical Center: “Sever’s Disease”

KidsHealth: “Sever’s Disease.”

Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of New York Presbyterian: “Sever’s Disease.”

University of California, Davis Medical Group: “Sever’s Disease.”

St. Louis Children’s Hospital: “Sever’s Disease.”

Washington University Orthopedics: “Sever’s Disease.”

Family Doctor: “Sever’s Disease.”

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: “Overuse Injuries in Children.”

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center: “Sever’s Disease.”

Reviewed by Renee A. Alli on December 14, 2018

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