Sever’s Disease Treatment Royston Park

Sever’s Disease Treatment Royston Park

In the area of Royston Park, Heel Pain Clinics of Adelaide regularly deals with Children’s Heel Pain. Sever’s Disease is often identified as a primary reason for heel pain among young children, especially boys aged 8 to 15. This condition is characterized by the inflammatory response at the Achilles’ tendon’s connection to the heel bone and is frequently seen in children active in sports like soccer, AFL, and netball.
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What Are The Symptoms Of Sever’s Disease?

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

  • Pain that gradually increases over a prolonged timeline.
  • Worsening pain when playing sport
  • Increased discomfort in the heel when barefoot, often more acute in the morning.
  • A tender feeling when squeezing the heel region.

Understanding the Causes of Sever’s Disease

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

Effective Management of Sever’s Disease:

At Heel Pain Clinics of Adelaide, we have our ‘Don’t Severs Your Child’s Foot System’ which treats the underlying factors which lead to stress of the heel growth plate.

The Heal Your Heel System comprises of three 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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