treating Gymnasts with Sever’s disease

Sever’s disease is inflammation of the growth plate of the heel. Very common in growing children.

Dave Tilley posted the most comprehensive information for gymnasts I’ve seen. Here’s a summary:

  1. Addressing problems early and head on, with great communication
  2. Properly resting from impact and allowing bone healing to relieve pain
  3. Progressing local ankle and global leg strength
  4. Progressing general plyometrics first before gymnastics-specific impacts
  5. Progressing from soft to medium, to hard surfaces gradually over two to four weeks when returning

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Rick Mc

Career gymnastics coach who loves the outdoors, and the internet.

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