Sever’s Disease Stretching Exercises for Relief of Pain
Sever’s disease is a condition found in children where the bone of the heel grows faster than other tendons and muscles in the leg. As those muscles and tendons grow they add stress to the heel’s growth plate. As a result, the plate starts to swell and feel tender.
Stretching muscles while children are growing is one way to help them get through this problem. Medi-Dyne has products that can help treat the condition so that they can continue to pursue the activities they love.
Sever’s Disease exercises are critical for both pain relief and long-term healing. While there are a number of steps you can take to help prevent and treat Sever’s Disease pain.
Sever’s Disease stretching exercises are a key part of treatment. Stretching the plantar fascia, hamstrings, and calf muscles can have a major impact on reducing Sever’s disease pain levels in a short time.
Increased muscle flexibility reduces the risk of Sever’s disease. With a proper ProStretch flexibility program, muscles and tendons actually begin to lengthen.
You can learn how to best stretch and strengthen your lower leg muscles using the ProStretch by downloading the ProStretch Stretching Guide. Or, see exactly how to do each stretch and learn more about the ProStretch at the Medi-Dyne ProStretch Online Resource Center and the Medi-Dyne You Tube Channel.
You can see the ProStretch Plus in action in this video.
In addition to using the ProStretch Plus to help treat and prevent Sever’s Disease, here are some additional suggestions for exercises that may help.
- Ball Rolling – The plantar fascia can be stretched by rolling it over a round object like a ball, bottle or can
- Roll the foot – You can target specific areas with Medi-Dyne’s Range Roller. Roll repeatedly over the shins and bottom of foot/arch, applying increasing downwards pressure
- Cold Therapy – If you using an object which can be frozen in the freezer, such as a water bottle, this also applies cold therapy at the same time
*Information on this website contains suggestions for informational purposes only. Always seek professional advice before beginning any treatment plan.