Sever’s Disease (calcaneal apophysitis)
Symptoms of Sever’s Disease
- Pain in one or both heels while walking or running, and occasionally on standing after a period of rest.
- Dull or aching pain in the heel when the ankle is dorsiflexed (toes pointed upward).
- A tight feeling in the back of the heel that becomes painful when the area is exposed to pressure from touch or shoes, and that may worsen when wearing stiff footwear such as cleated shoes.
- Difficulty walking; avoiding walking or running; or compensating by walking mostly on the forefoot.