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What Is Sever’s Disease?

Sever's Disease is a childhood syndrome that affects young athletes. Sever’s disease affects pre, and early teens with boys being common to suffer, although girls can experience it as well.

Severs is defined by a symptom of pain in either heel but often two can be affected. 

Pain can be disabling during long running sessions, and consequently, athletic children become less fit. The once active, happy children grow inactive.

The condition is usually self-limiting with rest which is fantastic. However, it can last for more than a year making this a potentially uncomfortable period in ordinary life.

If this stops an active child in the pursuit of a sporting goal, it can often be a depressing situation.

While many parents choose to opt for rest for relief, there are some children where this is not an option.

Parents of children enduring Severs pain for more than three months often opt to have an evaluation for ESWT (Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy) at the clinic.

Commonly used in professional athletes this sound wave therapy drums the bone of the heal to stimulate repair.

Treatment takes 1-2 minutes and although three sessions are recommended children often feel results four days after the 1st session.

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