Severs Disease

Does your child have heel pain? Let us treat Sever’s Disease!

Heel pain in children, no it’s not plantar fasciitis! When we are born, our heel bone is actually in 2 separate pieces, joined together by a growth plate. By the age of 14-16 the heel then fuses into one large bone. Severs disease is a growth plate disorder of the heel bone, commonly occurring in active children aged 8-14 that causes complications of the fusing of the heel bones.

Causes of Sever’s Disease heel pain can be attributed to (but not limited to):

Excessive Strain from the Achilles Tendon/Plantar Fascia
Poor Footwear
High Activity Levels
Rapid Growth
Vitamin Deficiencies
Trauma

How we treat Sever’s Disease

Sever’s disease is very easily treated and often had quick results. Treatment usually involves:

  • footwear modifications
  • heel lifts
  • exercises
  • orthotic therapy

To make an appointment online click a Book Online Now button or alternatively, to speak with one of our staff please call (03) 9939 1012

What To Expect In Your Consult:

At Sole Podiatry you initial consultation will go for 40 minutes. This time allows your Podiatrist to thoroughly examine and understand your needs as well as providing the necessary time to assess your condition properly.

We will also develop a comprehensive treatment plan that will enable you to achieve your goal as soon as possible during this consultation. This plan will clarify whether any future consults will be required and what frequency.

FAQ’s

What can I expect at an appointment?
Do I need a referral?
Do you bulk bill?
How often do I need to visit a Podiatrist?
What is your cancellation policy?
What can I expect at an appointment?

Your consultation will go for 40 minutes. This time allows your Podiatrist to thoroughly examine and understand your needs as well as providing the necessary time to assess your condition properly. We will also develop a comprehensive treatment plan that will enable you to achieve your goal as soon as possible during this consultation.

Do I need a referral?

There is no requirement to supply a referral from your doctor to see a Podiatrist.

With that said, if you have been referred, please bring a copy of the referral letter.

Do you bulk bill?

We bulk bill pension card holders with a valid EPC referral (Chronic disease management plan) from their GP. For non-pension card holder with this type of referral, our consult fees apply, and you can claim a rebate from Medicare (there is a small gap fee)

How often do I need to visit a Podiatrist?

The frequency and number of visitations will depend on the nature of the condition you are being treated for. The treatment and rehabilitation of conditions will vary widely however after an initial consultation your podiatrist will be able to provide a recovery framework for you.

What is your cancellation policy?

We appreciate 24 hours notice for cancellations when possible. However we know the unexpected can often happen, so a courtesy phone call if you are going to miss an appointment is always appreciated.

An appointment which is cancelled or rescheduled with less than 24 hours notice, may incur a fee of 50% of the consult rate.

If you miss an appointment, without giving notice, then the full rate of the appointment may be charged.

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