The disease called sever’s disease is also called calcaneal apophysitis. This condition is often associated with heel pain experienced by adolescents and growing children too. This is when there is a growth plate inflammation in the heel.

When there is repetitive stress to the heel and happens when the muscles, bones, tendons and other structures are quickly changing during the growth spurts.

Most cases, the disease can be managed through resting, OTC medication, stretching, footwear change and strengthening exercise. This can help manage the pain that can allow daily activities return.


Mild swelling of the heel

Tenderness and heel pain under the heel


*Heel pads. The use of heel cushions and placed in sport’s shoes

* Using of shoes with an elevated heel. This can help relieve some growth plate pressure.

* Stretching workouts

* The use of NSAID’s medicine. This includes taking ibuprofen, and naproxen to reduce swelling and pain.

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  1. May 7, 2019

    The helpful writing so far! I have no idea about this before today. Sever’s Disease, otherwise known as calcaneal apophysitis is an inflammation of the growth plate in the heel of growing children. The condition presents as pain in the heel and is caused by repetitive stress to the heel and is thus particularly common in active children. Thank you so much and carry on!

  2. May 12, 2019

    This is absolutely right that sever’s disease is a heel injury that occurs in physically active children. It is a common complaint that causes temporary pain but no long-term damage. To treat this use ice packs or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, such as ibuprofen or naproxen, to relieve the pain. Apart from this stretching and strengthening exercises, perhaps with the help of a physical therapist also help in relieving the pain.

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