As a parent, two words you never want to hear from your young, competitive-level gymnast is “Heel Pain!” Soon after, you’ll find yourself asking, “What does this mean for my child, and how can it be treated?” Good news! Medi-Dyne is here to help you with this excruciating condition known as Sever’s Disease.
First, it’s important to understand Sever’s Disease. It's a painful condition of the heel that occurs in growing children. It happens when the tendon that attaches to the back of the heel, known as the Achilles tendon, pulls on the growth plate of the heel bone. This disease doesn’t discriminate among genders. Girls usually experience symptoms from age 8 to 13, with boys experiencing similar symptoms from age 10 to 15. Symptoms often include swelling, redness in heel, stiffness in the mornings, limping, or walking on tiptoes.
Medi-Dyne's new Tuli’s Cheetah Gen2 is the ideal solution for treating Sever’s Disease, as well as heel pain and heel shock. It provides impact relief and barefoot support for both gymnasts and dancers.
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