Sever’s Disease

Is a condition that occurs in children experiencing a growth were the tendon attaching at the back of the heel is stretched as the bone grows too quick leading to a tendinosis (tendon inflammation).

It can occur in children that are over active or are starting a new activity which places a lot of stress on the tendon. In some cases being overweight or having pronated feet (flat feet) can worsen the situation. Treatment can include rest from activity, ice, orthotics, and anti inflammatories. Physiotherapy will help stretch the muscles, correct muscle imbalances and decrease inflammation.