Sever’s Disease Treatment Vale Park

Sever’s Disease Treatment Vale Park

At Heel Pain Clinics of Adelaide, we often address Children’s Heel Pain near Vale 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

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

  • A slow but steady escalation of pain over time.
  • Worsening pain when playing sport
  • Heel maybe worse barefoot, particularly in the morning
  • Tenderness in the heel area when pressure is applied.

Causes Behind Sever’s Disease in Growing Children

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

Treatment for 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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We offer a GAP FREE ASSESSMENT* for heel pain under your health insurance.

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