Sever’s Disease Treatment Parkside

Sever’s Disease Treatment Parkside

At Heel Pain Clinics of Adelaide, we see Children’s Heel Pain on a daily basis near Parkside. Sever’s Disease is the most common cause of heel pain in young children. It is particularly common in boys aged 8-15 years of age. It is an inflammatory response of the attachment of the Achilles’ tendon to the heel bone. It is particularly common in the sports of soccer, AFL and netball.
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Identifying Sever’s Disease: Key Indicators to Watch For

Sever’s Disease might be affecting your child if they exhibit the following symptoms:

  • Pain that gradually increases over a prolonged timeline.
  • Exacerbation of pain during sports-related activities.
  • Increased discomfort in the heel when barefoot, often more acute in the morning.
  • Sensitivity or tenderness when applying pressure to the affected area.

What Are The Causes Of Sever’s Disease?

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

Effective Management of 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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