What is Sever’s disease?

Also known as: calcaneal apophysitis, Sever disease.

Sever’s disease is a common cause of heel pain in children. It occurs when the growth plate at the back of the foot gets injured and becomes inflamed. It’s common in early adolescence as the body is growing quickly.


Reviewed by: Annie L Casta, MD

This page was last updated on: 1/29/2019 3:21:13 PM

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