What is it?
Sever’s disease is an inflammatory condition that occurs when excessive strain is placed on the growth plate of the heel bones. It typically affects children between 8 and 14 years of age at a time of rapid growth when the muscles and tendons become tighter as the bones become longer.
- Activity related pain
- Localised tenderness and swelling at the insertion of the Achilles tendon
- Tightness in the calve muscles
- Calves stretching
- Foot orthoses to address any biomechanical abnormalities
- Supportive footwear
- A heel raise may be needed in some cases