Our Website is designed to provide information and treatment options for parents and physicians of children suffering from Severs Disease, a common cause of heel pain in adolescent athletes. Over 25 million children are in the age bracket susceptible to Severs Disease in the United States alone!
Who is most likely to be a victim of Severs Disease?
Severs Disease is probably the most frequent cause of heel pain in children. The condition occurs most commonly in children between the ages of 8 and 14 years but it can occur in younger children. Both boys and girls are equally vulnerable to its debilitating effects. Severs Disease is characterized by activity-related pain that occurs on the back of the heel, where the Achilles Tendon attaches on the heel bone, or Calcaneus. The child may have swelling in the area, and tenderness to the touch. Sports requiring lots of running, jumping, and other high impact activities are particularly associated with Severs. Many children first signal the start of the problem by rubbing their heels with their fingers, or even ice cubes, at practice sessions. The three main factors that contribute to Severs Disease are:
- Between 8 and 14 years old.
- Involved in youth sports or other activities.
- Actively growing
How is it treated?
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A New, Safe & Effective Treatment
Until now the accepted treatment for Severs Disease was abbreviated as “RICE”.
This stands for Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation.
Heel Pads have also been used to protect against impact, and to position the foot in what podiatrists call “equine position”, with the toes down, and less tension on the Achilles Tendon.
Unfortunately, many times these measures have proven to be inadequate.
The following link will take you to some of the original case histories during the early development of Oscon as a treatment for Osgood-Schlatter Disease.