- Jun 6, 2008
DS may have legs casted.....Sever's....anyone gone through this with their gymmie??
Beth just got diagnosed with Sever's. She's icing three times a day, has stretches to do and has to wear heel lifts in her shoes--oh and can't wear flip flops anymore. She hasn't restricted anything at the gym, but does stop when it hurts. Oddly enough it doesn't really hurt her on vault--just floor.
One thing we found that helped was letting her soak her feet in lukewarm water every night. She still does it---I think more out of habit while she uses the pumice on her hands. A coach at the gym was going through the heel pain with her older dd and they had tried everything without much relief. One night her dh said why not warm instead of cold(he's a gym coach too) and within a week she was getting some relief.
The specialist we saw mentioned casting but said he's only had to do it once and it was because the child refused to even slow down.
Well.....second opinion and it is Sever's but they gave us a more realistic approach...
Icing, stretching, and rest if possible...Advil before practice...
DS likes the Cheetah's...he wears socks over them! He thinks they are for girls LOL!
Casting is only for SEVERE cases and DS is mild to moderate so he says.....I ask him to rate the pain 1-10 after practice....
DS is also inherently TIGHT TIGHT TIGHT in the calf muscles so I think we will have to learn to manage this for a long time since he is only 9 and doing 10hrs. in the gym....(not much compared to the young ladies!)
I guess STRETCHING will be our new passtime