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Severs disease is a common problem of the growing area at the back of the heel bone in children. There is some discussion as to if it should be called Severs disease or calcaneal apophysitis as it is not a disease and it is preferred to no longer name conditions after people.

The typical symptom of Severs disease is pain at the back and sides of the heel bone, especially after exercise. The most common age is around 11-12 years. It is no longer a problem from about the mid-teenage years when the heel bone stops growing.

The most common treatment is the use of cushioned heel pain and managing the loads while the injury heels itself.

We have had a number of questions here on Severs disease:
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