Sever’s disease hereditary factors include a child born with any of the following biomechanical defects:
Short Achilles tendon—this exaggerates the tightness of the tendon and its pull on the heel’s growth plate.
Short leg syndrome—if one leg is shorter than the other, the foot on the shorter leg must reach for the ground, increasing strain on the tendons.
Pronation—when the foot rolls outward upon impact, it causes the Achilles tendon to twist and tighten.
Flat or High Arches—A flat or high arch affects the position of your heel and forces it into an abnormal angle, putting stress on the Achilles.
If your child has any of these conditions, he or she could be prone to Sever’s disease. Have Dr. Sanjay Patel examine your little one’s foot and determine if treatment is necessary. Contact Family Foot Care and Surgery, L.L.C. Call (203) 876-7736 for our Milford, CT, office, or (203) 288-4055 for Hamden.