Kohler’s disease treatment options are conservative and usually revolve around relieving pain in your child’s arch and eliminating any limping. Often soft heel wedges or appropriate arch supports reduce the pressure on the damaged tarsal navicular bone, alleviating some of the discomfort. We may recommend anti-inflammatory pain medications and ask your child to scale back on all activities as well. If your child has severe symptoms, he or she may need to spend time in a special plaster cast that is molded under the arch. Like the shoe inserts, this helps reduce the pressure on the midfoot.
The disorder actually resolves on its own within a couple years. It doesn’t cause a lasting deformity or even appear again once it has recovered. However, treatment for the problem can help your child stay comfortable and mobile while the condition is still painful. You don’t have to watch your child suffer with sore feet. Contact Parker Foot & Ankle in Houston, TX, for more information or an appointment to take care of Kohler’s disease symptoms. Simply call (281) 497-2850 or use our website to reach us.