Sever’s disease is an osteochondrosis of growth that affects sports children from 8 to 15 years old. It was described in 1912 by Dr. Sever.
this disease is either unilateral or bilateral (both affected heels).
All sports requiring the heel during an effort encourage the development of Sever’s disease, for example:
The child complains of pain in the heel (s) (talalgia), limp, or even on tiptoe
This pain can appear at any time.
If your child is in this case, then it is imperative to have a clinical examination done by a doctor.
Sever’s illness being a sport disease, sports rest is imperative until the pain subsides.
Calf stretches are also recommended. For this, we must approach a physiotherapist.
Finally, wearing the orthosis is highly recommended. The orthosis distributes the pressure exerted on the entire plantar arch. The orthosis also has a valve effect on the Achilles tendon, thus limiting the effort on the heel.
In some extreme cases, immobilization plastered in a boot in neutral position is required. The duration of this treatment is about 3 weeks.
Disadvantage: muscle wasting
Ointments in local application are to be avoided because they are ineffective.
Cold therapy or ultrasound therapy have not demonstrated their effectiveness.
Microcracking, induced by traction effects of the Achilles tendon, can worsen and cause bone breakage or even poor heel growth.
This poor growth can then create an imbalance that will itself cause pain in the hips and knees.
To prevent Sever’s disease, you can use the End-Sever Orthosis or Sorbothane Heel Pads.
In the case of the orthosis, we will intervene directly on the cause of triggering the pathology, namely Achilles tendon traction and limit the intensity of microtrauma by the absorbing effect of the orthosis.
In the case of the talbotette sorbothane, it will limit the intensity of microtrauma.