Symptoms of Sever’s disease
Sever’s disease generally occur in young children between the ages of eight and fourteen. It is a painful but temporary condition caused by the new bone in the heel growing faster than the surrounding tendons and muscles.
The tendons become tight and put excessive pressure on the growing heel plate causing pain and inflammation. Fortunately, this condition should subside as the young heel bone completes its growth by the age of fifteen. Erica Dash Podiatry can provide support and relief for your child through this painful time.
Causes of Sever’s disease
The following conditions make the occurrence of Sever’s disease in your child more likely:
- over-pronation of the foot
- abnormal arch shape in the foot
- variation in leg length
- Imbalance in muscles
Treatment of Sever’s disease
A thorough Biomechanical Assessment will allow Erica Dash Podiatry to provide supportive remedial measures to correct these underlying issues and give your child relief from pain. These may include:
- exercises to stretch and strengthen the muscles and tendons in the feet and legs.
- Heel raises
- Footwear modifications
- Same day customised orthotics
Erica Dash Podiatry has the same day solution for your heel pain. Call 43670177 and make an appointment to see one of our qualified Podiatrist’s.