What is it?
Severs Disease is when the heel bone growth plate becomes inflamed in a child’s foot. It usually occurs in children and adolescents aged between 8 – 15 years. The back of the heel might be swollen and tender to touch. Children will usually feel pain in their heel when walking, running or playing sport.
Some things that may lead to Severs Disease are:
- Your child growing
- Muscle tightness
- The way your child moves in certain activities
How can Our Podiatrist help?
At Our Podiatrist, we assess and diagnose Severs disease. We have many ways to help reduce your child’s pain.
Treatment can include:
- A period of rest or reducing sport