Sever's Disease Treatment
Do you suffer from Foot Pain? We have over 120 years of combined experience and have examine more than half a million feet. Whatever your problem, we have seen it and treated it before. As one of Brisbane’s longest established podiatry clinics, our Walk Without Pain team are well placed to meet all of your family’s foot care needs. Wouldn’t it be nice to Walk Without Pain, again?
Virtually all muscular, joint and ligamentous pain in the feet can be treated by our Walk Without Pain Podiatry Clinics.
Often these problems are caused by poor foot function / biomechanics (the way bones, joints and soft tissue work) and can really be fixed completely. Even conditions that can’t be cured such as Rheumatoid Arthritis can be relieved if the foot function is made more efficient. Read More…
Sever’s Disease Treatment
There is increased conversation about the need for young children to exercise in this technologically advanced society. Entertainment has never been more accessible immediately to kids given the prevalence of smartphones, laptops and tablets. However, while exercise is, without doubt, a good thing, a little too much in growing bodies can have an adverse effect on the body, and in particular the feet. Sever’s disease typically presents in children aged 8-14 and is most common in those that are very active. It involves pain at the back of the heel that gradually builds.
However, Sever’s disease treatment is available right here in Brisbane. At Walk Without Pain podiatry clinics, we are the professionals you need to get in touch with when your kids start to experience this problem. If you have noticed your child limping and if they are particularly active in running, jumping or even engaging in these activities on concrete while barefoot, then this may be exactly what they have developed.
While podiatry is a specialist area and one that is commonly viewed as expensive, rest assured that those with private health insurance are likely covered in terms of their children’s’ treatments. This makes access to necessary treatment that bit easier and removes any block to ensuring the healthy development of your child’s feet and bones.
What Can Be Done?
If you are sitting at home trying to determine the best course of action before your appointment there are a few simple things that can be done to help alleviate some of the pain and discomfort that your child is experiencing.
First of all, applying ice to the affected heel is an effective way to lessen the swelling. It may be necessary to do this a number of times every few hours to get it to go all the way down. Obviously, the best practice is a cold compress, or if you do not have a compression bandage that is suitable to hand, ensure that when you apply ice to the skin, it is wrapped in a thick towel.
Rest is always advisable when this pain presents, however properly, and we stress properly, stretching the calf muscle is also a good way to cut down on the pain experienced by those with Sever’s disease. In the short term, it makes sense to stop your child from engaging in the activity that led to this problem arising in the first place. Prevention is better than the cure.
When it comes to Sever’s disease treatment, here at Walk Without Pain, we can make customised orthotics designed specifically to mould to your child’s feet. We will assess the length of the calf muscle and from there determine the best course of action, however, going forward we will recommend stretches that should be performed and teach you how to practice them.
Simple, Effective Solutions
We understand that your child’s health is of huge concern and so we will endeavour to give them the best solutions to their problem that will enable them to continue enjoying life and growing up fully engaged with their peers. The good news is that Sever’s disease treatment is very effective and so the problem can be rectified quickly.
So, if you are in the middle of trying to work out why your kid is in such bother with their heels, perhaps it’s time to book an appointment with our team here at Walk Without Pain. Simple, effective solutions are here for you and your child to avail of.