Re: Severs Disease-sports oriented

my daughter also was diagnosed with severs. she has now turned 10 but last spring near the end of track season she developed the problem. being active in coaching i noticed the prolem occured after running on hard surfaces, and one particular track practice where a coach had her do 5 100m sprints in a row. the problem is over coaching where there is no need. unfortunately after a few months off in summer and no pain on starting training, she suddenly again has one sore heel, now the opposite heel from the spring, again, the soccer coach has been conducting 2 practices a week for 1.5 hours, quite a bit over coaching, instead of just light running as was promised obviously alot of running was taking place.

In the spring, taping of the foot was done to let her participate in the final track meet but she still felt pain after running full out.

I think the only cure once the problem occurs is rest. I've researched alot of sites and found that there is no magic instant cure for this condition, I would recommend against using pain killers because if theres no pain the damage can increase and the condition could lead to serious conditions from my research.

As I mentioned after rest the condition went away, but now she has the other heel aggravated from over use.

I have tried to purchase shoes with heel support, raised heel like good running shoes, but track spikes and especially soccer shoes do not come with much support even if advertised.

From our experience in the spring of 2002, I noticed the condition would slowly get worse, even when the foot and heel were taped, and no activity occured for a few days, once she ran her first heat, she had minor pain, gradually increasing over the day.

we might just point her into swimming until she has grown so that this condition does not keep reaccuring.

Posted By marino on October 14, 2002 at 21:16:58:

In Reply to: Severs Disease-sports oriented posted by Jean Workman on August 28, 2002 at 13:45:00:

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