Iselins Disease

Lateral Foot Pain Treatment Gold Coast

Iselins Disease – Outside of foot pain Treatment

Base of little toe pain in children is very common. It is made worse the more they walk. Iselins disease is basically growing pains. Base of little toe pain can be very sore and hinder the activities that children do, preventing them from doing the activities they love. Children will eventually grow out of it after a few years. It is important to understand the cause the Base of little toe pain though, as tight muscles may make it worse. It is also important to try and offload the Base of little toe so that the child may continue their normal activity.

Just before puberty the foot bones typically grow faster than the surrounding soft tissue

What Is Iselins Disease – Outside of foot pain

An irritation and inflammation of the growth plate (apophysis) at the 5th metatarsal base (styloid process). In a child, the bones grow from areas called growth plates. The growth plate is made up of cartilage cells, which are softer and more vulnerable to injury than mature bone.

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Risk Factors 

  • Growth spurts
  • Active children
  • Between age 11-15
  • Inappropriate footwear
  • Flat feet

Signs & Symptoms

  • Tenderness over the base of the 5th metatarsal
  • Occurs between 11-15 years of age
  • Increase in pain during or after activity
  • Can cause avulsion fracture
  • Accessory (extra) bone maybe present
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Preventing Iselins Disease – Outside of foot pain

  • Correct footwear
  • Warm up, cool down
  • Orthotics