Severs Disease

Severs disease (or calcaneal apophysitis) is common in kids (my kids had it) and something that I write about often (eg here and here) and participate in lot of discussions about it.

A couple of issues have come out of all that:

1. We still do not know if the condition is due to excessive pull of the Achilles tendon or excessive ground impact on the growth plate. could be one or the other or it could be both.

2. Managing workload or activity levels is key and children are children, and they don’t listen. Sports levels can be reduced, but they still run around at school or when not being supervised.

My next thing to do on Severs is to update the PodiaPaedia entry.