Sever’s Disease (calcaneal apophysitis)

Medical Considerations for Sever’s Disease

Typically there are no ill effects from Sever’s Disease, and the condition resolves by about age 14. However, pain can be intense enough to create  difficulty in walking and performing daily activities.

Always talk to a doctor or foot care specialist if soreness, pain, redness, swelling or other indications of foot problems persist for more than a few days.


On the Web

"Effectiveness of interventions in reducing pain and maintaining physical activity in children and adolescents with calcaneal apophysitis (Sever’s disease): a systematic review" - Journal of Foot and Ankle Research:


Reviewed by: Robert P. Thompson, C.Ped, IPFH Scientific Advisory Board
Last updated: October 22, 2015 


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