Re: Sever's disease
My daughter plays competitive soccer and has had do deal with sever's disease. It seems to be relatively common in 8-11 year olds, especially those who are very involved in sports. I have a friend whose son is an elite gymnast who had this problem too. Have you done PT with a physical therapist? I would suggest doing this with a physical therapist who specializes in sports medicine before doing cortisone injections. What kind of doctor are you seeing? Again, I would find an orthopedist or sports medicine doctor if you're not seeing one already. For my daughter, we had to take a total break from soccer for 2 months (along with any other high impact activity like gym class), do physical therapy, NSAIDs, ice and elevate at least 3 times a day. When she went back to soccer, we had to ice and give motrin IMMEDIATELY after any practice or game for the next couple of months. This tends to be a problem during puberty that they grow out of eventually. Good luck.