There are no long-term problems associated with this disease. However, if your child continues to experience pain and does not seem to be getting any better, despite the treatment measures, be sure to let your doctor know.
The key to preventing Sever’s disease is to encourage your child to maintain good flexibility while he or she is growing. Stretching exercises can reduce the risk for injuries during a growth spurt. Be sure to check into good quality shoes that offer firm support and a shock-absorbent sole. It is best to have your child avoid excessive running on hard surfaces.
My son’s feet are getting better, but he still has pain from time to time. He has found that when he mixes up his exercise routines, it helps. He has gone from running every day to discovering the joy of the elliptical machine! He has also discovered that this is an ideal time to ask for those more expensive and durable shoes, as “they are better for my feet, Mom!”
(Information for this post was found at http://familydoctor.org/online/famdocen/home/healthy/physical/injuires/158.html)