Sever’s Disease Treatment Joslin

Sever’s Disease Treatment Joslin

At Heel Pain Clinics of Adelaide, we frequently encounter Children’s Heel Pain in the vicinity of Joslin. A prevalent reason for this discomfort in young children is Sever’s Disease. This condition often affects boys between the ages of 8 and 15. It involves an inflammation at the point where the Achilles’ tendon attaches to the heel bone. Activities like soccer, AFL, and netball are commonly associated with this condition.
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Recognising Sever’s Disease: Common Symptoms in Children

If your child is experiencing certain symptoms, it could be indicative of Sever’s Disease. Look out for these signs:

  • A slow but steady escalation of pain over time.
  • Heightened pain linked to participation in sports.
  • More noticeable heel pain when not wearing shoes, particularly noticeable in the morning.
  • Tender to squeeze the region

Factors Leading to Sever’s Disease in Children

Sever’s Disease is often triggered when the heel bone outpaces the growth of leg muscles, ligaments, and tendons during a child’s growth spurt. This imbalance makes the Achilles tendon tight, pulling on a delicate part of the heel called the growth plate. The growth plate is prone to inflammation due to the constant pulling. The separation of the growth plate from the heel occurs fibre by fibre because of various reasons:

  • Growth of the child has made the bones longer than the muscles
  • Excessive over-pronation (flat feet)
  • Tight calves
  • Poor/soft footwear
  • Excessive sporting participation

Treatment for Sever’s Disease

At Heel Pain Clinics of Adelaide, our unique ‘Don’t Severs Your Child’s Foot System‘ is designed to target the root causes that contribute to the stress on the heel growth plate in Sever’s Disease.

This comprehensive approach includes the ‘Heal Your Heel System‘, which is structured around three key components:

  • Your Child’s Homework: Exercise Regime
  • Address Any Bad Footwear
  • Addressing Biomechanics

If your child has Sever’s Disease we have a 94% success rate with this program.

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