Severs Disease (Paediatrics)

What is it?


Sever’s Disease refers to inflammation of the heel bones’s (calcaneus) growth plate. It classically is quite painful and usually affects children between the ages of 8 and 14 years old. This is because the heel bone (calcaneus) has three separate growth plates that don’t fuse strongly together until at least the age of 14 years. When a child places too much pressure or repetative stress on these growth plates, they can inflame the area, causing pain.


Any pain or difficulty with a child’s heel should be evaluated by one of our podiatrists at Elite Podiatry.


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