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Sever's Disease

Practitioner: Rebecca Wilson, Podiatrist

Practice: Complete Podiatry, Christchurch, NZ

Sever’s disease (also known as a calcaneal apophysitis) is one of the most common causes of heel pain in growing children, usually occurring between the ages of 8-15 years. It is an inflammation of the growth plate in the calcaneus (heel) caused by repetitive stress to the heel usually during a growth spurt. It is more likely to be seen in children who are active in sports such as football (soccer).

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