Paediatrics

How long does Severs disease last?

Sever’s disease (calcaneal apophysitis) is a common problem with the heel bone in children and will typically last anywhere from weeks to months or longer. There is no predictable pattern or time frame. If activity levels are reduced to a very...

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How to treat Severs disease?

Severs disease (calcaneal apophysitis) is a common problem in growing children with the growth plate at the back of the heel bone. The classic symptoms are pain on activity and pain on squeezing the sides of the heel bone. The problem is self...

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What is Severs disease?

Sever’s Disease is the non-medial term for what is should be known as calcaneal apophysitis. It is a disorder of the growth plate (apophysis) at the back of the heel bone (calcaneus). This growth plate merges with the rest of the heel bone by...

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What causes metatarsus adductus?

Metatarsus adductus is a mild deformity of the foot present at birth in which the forefoot is angled inwards on the rearfoot. The cause of metatarsus adductus is not known or not clear. Some kids are just born with it and some aren’t. Around...

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How long does Kohler’s Disease last?

Kohler’s disease is an osteochondrosis of the navicular bone at the top of the arch of the foot that causes pain in children. The natural history of Kohler’s disease is to resolve over time, however that time course with or without...

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What is Kohler’s Disease?

Kohler’s disease is an osteochondrosis of the navicular bone in the foot of children. The navicular bone is the bone that is at the top of the arch of the foot so in engineering terms it is subjected to a lot of force during weight bearing...

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What are growing pains?

Growing pains are a specific diagnosis of leg pain that typically occurs in children early in the evening after going to bed. ‘Leg aches’ is probably the preferred term to use for this now. If it does not meet the criteria, then it is...

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