Is stretching safe for my child with Sever’s disease?

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If your child has sore heels from Sever’s disease during the growing years, stretching can be a great way to relieve the pain and keep the muscles and tendons limber. However, don’t just hand your child some stretches and have them begin. They could overdo it and injure themselves further.

The best thing is to come in, have us confirm the diagnosis, and then show you exactly which stretches will help and how to do them. At home, help your child do them the first few times. Then let them try the stretches on their own, but supervise closely to ensure the proper form.

Stretches will focus on the hamstring and calf muscles and Achilles tendon. Your child should never “bounce” the muscles or force them to stretch too quickly or too far. Slow, easy and gentle is the key to help avoid further pain and muscle damage.

Chiropodist Tony Abbott can help your child conquer heel pain from Sever’s disease. Simply call Abbott Foot & Ankle Clinic in Collingwood, ON and set up an appointment. The number is (705) 444-9929, or you can use our contact page on the website.