Sever’s Disease Treatment Rose Park

Sever’s Disease Treatment Rose Park

At Heel Pain Clinics of Adelaide, we often address Children’s Heel Pain near Rose Park. The most usual culprit is Sever’s Disease, particularly in boys from 8 to 15 years old. This condition is an inflammation where the Achilles’ tendon meets the heel bone and is notably prevalent among young athletes in soccer, AFL, and netball.
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Identifying Sever’s Disease: Key Indicators to Watch For

Be aware of these symptoms in your child, as they could point to Sever’s Disease:

  • Pain that gradually increases over a prolonged timeline.
  • Increased discomfort during sporting activities.
  • Heel maybe worse barefoot, particularly in the morning
  • Sensitivity or tenderness when applying pressure to the affected area.

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, 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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