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  • Sever’s disease is the common name for calcaneal apophysitis. It is a common cause of heel pain, particularly in young and physically active people.
  • Between the ages of 8 and 14 years the heel bone experiences a period of growth. This may lead to heel pain during or after physical activity. 
  • Treatment includes modifying activities and teaching young people how to manage the condition when a flare-up happens.
  • Sever’s disease will resolve itself without treatment, and rarely causes long-term problems.

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Reviewed on: 04-10-2021