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What is Sever's Disease ?

Sever's Disease (sometimes referred to as "Calcaneal Apophysitis") is probably the most common cause of heel pain in children. It occurs when there is damage (usually from tension) to the growth plate in the heel. It can cause pain in one or both heels often causing the child to limp and complain of pain (sometimes they whine for a reason!). It is most common in active boys between the ages 10-13 however it usually stops by the age of 15 when the growth plate fuses together.


How is the Child's Heel different from the Adult Heel ?

The heel bone (calcaneus) in a child is not yet fully developed. It has a growth plate near where the Achilles tendon attaches to it. This allows the foot to get bigger as the child grows (as long as you keep feeding them!).


What are the Signs and Symptoms of Sever's Disease ?

The most common symptoms Sever's Disease are:

    • Limping
    • Pain at the back of the heel (near the insertion of the achilles tendon)

What are the Treatment Options for Sever's Disease ?

At Irymple Foot Clinic we suggest the most simple, least expensive methods to help give you relief and keeps you on your feet. Some of the treatments that may be suggested to you are:

Read our article on Children's Foot Problems or for more information look at our brochures on Children's Feet or Sever's Disease.

Your heel pain may be caused by something else so if you are not getting any better please make an appointment at Irymple Foot Clinic!

To make an appointment with one of our fully qualified, registered and experienced Podiatrists call us on 50246333 or Email us today.





Are you after a river change? Mildura is an inland city in Northern Victoria with a population of over 60,000 people on the great Murray River, border of Victoria and New South Wales. Irymple Foot Clinic is looking for a fully qualified Podiatrist to start in January 2018 for 2-3 days per week to join a dynamic team of Podiatrists and Podiatry Assistants. We use Front-Desk practice management system and have accommodation available if required for successful applicant. New graduates welcome to apply.
All areas of podiatry are covered, including:
• General foot and nail care
• Diabetic Foot Care Assessments
• Diagnosis and treatment of lower limb complications /Biomechanical Assessments
• Orthotic Prescription
• Paediatric Assessments
• Footwear Assessments
• Nail Surgery
• High Risk Foot / Wound Care
Podiatrists with all levels of experience are welcome to apply. Previous experience in private practice and the ability to work independently is highly advantageous. Dry Needling / Acupuncture for Podiatrists training would also be helpful. The successful applicant will need to have:
• Full registration with AHPRA
• Honesty, Integrity and a great Work Ethic
• Ability to work independently and as part of a close team
• Great communication and computer skills
• Empathy and Cultural Awareness
For all enquiries, please: Contact: Tracey Meyer Phone: 0458176823; 0350246333 or Email:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Closing date is 23rd Nov 2017.