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Help your child deal with heel pain from Sever's Disease between visits. If you are a parent, are you often on the lookout for ways to be the best you can be for your family? Learn from the experts and glean important information at the Parenting Expo coming to Pittsburgh, PA, March 8-9, 2014. This two-day event will help you get up-to-date information and education from speakers and exhibitors. Anytime your child has foot pain, such as from Sever’s disease, Dr. Philip Pinsker is available to offer information and help as well.

Sever’s disease is quite common among children, especially those who are regularly involved in sports. It is a heel injury that develops as a result of inflammation to the growth plate in the heel. Sometimes the heel bone grows faster than the surrounding muscles and tendons, which makes them tight and overstretched. Stress from physical activity can then bring discomfort and pain in the heel area.

We always suggest that parents have their child’s foot pain diagnosed and treated at the start of symptoms. If you have to wait for an appointment, we can offer a few ways to help alleviate your child’s symptoms until Dr. Philip Pinskercan see him or her. The first step is to make them rest, which isn’t always easy when they are always on the go. Rest starts the healing process, and they should avoid any form of physical activity that would further aggravate the injury. It may help to elevate the affected foot and apply ice for twenty minutes, two to three times a day. An over-the-counter pain medication suitable for children may ease their discomfort, but a medical professional should always first approve this. 

If your child complains of heel pain or has difficulty walking, contact Dr. Philip Pinsker and we will make every effort to see your child as soon as possible. Take their symptoms seriously, as ignoring symptoms may only lead to an injury becoming worse. Call our office in Washington, PA today at (724) 225-7410 to make an appointment

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