Sever's Disease, Bone and Heel Spurs.
Bone and tissue disorders in children and adults.
What are Sever’s Disease, Bone Spurs, and Heel Spurs?
Sever’s Disease is a condition that occurs in active kids that are growing. The Royal College of Podiatry notes that it will often occur between the ages of 8 and 12, and is common in children undergoing growth spurts or who are particularly active. It causes pain at the bottom of the Achilles tendon, where it attaches to the heel. A professional diagnosis should be sought if you think your child has this.
Bone spurs usually occur in adults and the elderly due to degeneration. However, they are affected by footwear in similar ways.
Heel Spurs are an extra bony growth under the heel which will cause inflammation and pain. They are caused by Arthritis, trauma, and activities or scenarios that put your ligaments and tendons under a lot more strain. It should also be noted that they develop over time, and don’t appear overnight. Furthermore, they can cause arch and heel pain.
How we can help.
As this often happens with kids that are more active, it can be difficult to rest it for it to heal. We often recommend buying gel heel cups to put inside the back of some supportive footwear, or using footwear with a high amount of cushioning.
For sports specifically, we recommend trainers from Asics, as the higher end of trainers that we stock will have good elements of cushioning, and be deep enough to accommodate a gel pad if necessary.
For Heel Spurs, we often recommend footwear from Joya and Asics, due to their soft soles and high amounts of cushioning. Specific gel pads are also available.
And, it is always important to get a professional assessment and diagnosis for any kind of pain. If your pain has continued for more than two weeks, then you should seek advice from a podiatrist.