Sever’s Disease Treatment Medindie Park

Sever’s Disease Treatment Medindie Park

At Heel Pain Clinics of Adelaide, we frequently encounter Children’s Heel Pain in the vicinity of Medindie Park. 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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Understanding the Symptoms of Sever’s Disease in Children

Your child might suffer from the following symptoms:

  • Pain that gradually intensifies over an extended period.
  • Heightened pain linked to participation in sports.
  • Increased discomfort in the heel when barefoot, often more acute in the morning.
  • Tender to squeeze the region

Factors Leading to Sever’s Disease in Children

The onset of Sever’s Disease is linked to the period when a child’s heel bone grows quicker than the surrounding muscles, tendons, and ligaments in the leg. This rapid bone growth results in the Achilles tendon becoming strained, pulling on the heel’s growth plate. This growth plate, composed of cartilage yet to ossify, is particularly sensitive to inflammation due to the Achilles tendon’s overstretching. Several factors contribute to this condition:

  • 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, we implement the specialised ‘Don’t Severs Your Child’s Foot System‘ to alleviate the primary causes leading to heel growth plate stress in Sever’s Disease.

The system includes our ‘Heal Your Heel System‘, which consists of three essential 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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