Sever’s Disease

Sever's DiseaseFeet are for life and growing feet shouldn’t mean growing pains caused by Sever’s Disease.

Children’s feet are constantly developing, which can lead to growth centre pain (Sever’s Disease) in the heel. This common condition can be very painful. Fortunately, it’s an easy one for our podiatrists to manage.

This condition is the most common cause of heel pain in children aged 9-12 years. Pain is caused by traction of the calf muscle and Achilles tendon on the growth centres of the heels.

The problem is generally self-limiting and will resolve of its own accord when the growth centres fuse. Until the bones fuses. However, the condition can be very painful and will limit exercise and sporting pursuits.

Common causes of Sever’s Disease