Sever’s Disease Treatment Sefton Park

Sever’s Disease Treatment Sefton Park

At Heel Pain Clinics of Adelaide, we often address Children’s Heel Pain near Sefton 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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Recognising Sever’s Disease: Common Symptoms in Children

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

  • Pain that gradually intensifies over an extended period.
  • Exacerbation of pain during sports-related activities.
  • More noticeable heel pain when not wearing shoes, particularly noticeable in the morning.
  • Sensitivity or tenderness when applying pressure to the affected area.

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

Addressing Sever’s Disease:

The Heel Pain Clinics of Adelaide offer the innovative ‘Don’t Severs Your Child’s Foot System‘ to address the fundamental factors causing stress on the heel growth plate in cases of Sever’s Disease.

Our tailored ‘Heal Your Heel System‘ encompasses three integral 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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