Sever Condition (cont.)

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How is Sever condition diagnosed?

Sever condition is diagnosed by detecting the characteristic symptoms and signs above in the older children, particularly boys between 8 and 15 years of age. Sometimes X-ray testing can be helpful as it can occasionally demonstrate irregularity of the calcaneus bone at the point where the Achilles tendon attaches.

What is the treatment for Sever condition?

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When the condition flares, it is treated with activity limitation, medication to reduce inflammation (such as ibuprofen [Advil] or naproxen [Aleve]), shoe inserts, heel lifts, cold packs, and sometimes casting when it becomes especially severe.

What is the prognosis of Sever condition?

Sever condition is generally a self-limited problem that usually improves within a year.

Medically reviewed by Margaret Walsh, MD; American Board of Pediatrics

REFERENCE:

Koopman, William, et al., eds. Clinical Primer of Rheumatology. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2003.


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/30/2014

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