Sever’s disease is the inflammation of tendons around the heel’s growth plate. In children and adolescents, the growth plate at the heel is where the bone remodels (grows). During growth spurts of this bone, the Achilles tendon and muscles of the leg may not be growing at the same rate as the bone. The tendons can become over-stretched causing pain or inflammation around the heel.
What is sever's disease?
What causes sever's disease?
Any movement that places strong, repetitive pressure on the heel – walking, running, jumping – can overwork the supporting tendons and cause inflammation. Further irritation can be caused by the Achilles tendon – if pulled, it can place more stress on the growth plate.
How to treat Sever’s Disease
Initial treatment focuses on managing and reducing inflammation. Rest and take anti-inflammatory medication if necessary. Once the initial inflammation has reduced, a graduated program of exercises to gently stretch the Achilles tendon will ease pain and lessen the pressure felt on the heel. Going forward, be sure to maintain a regular stretching routine and consider wearing insoles to support your heels.
How can Enertor’s Insoles help?
- Heel lift – Enertor Performance insoles provide natural heel lift to reduce tension on the Achilles tendon.
- Improve lower limb alignment – Enertor Performance insole’s contoured cushioning and control chassis help to reduce tibia and femur rotation to alleviate stress on the ankle joint.
- 44% shock absorption – Enertor insoles offer more shock absorption than any other insole– reducing shock at heel strike and therefore lowering soft tissue irritations at the heel.