Heel Pain/Severs Disease

Severs Disease in Children

Severs disease, a common cause of heel pain in growing children, can lead to discomfort and affect their daily activities. While heel pain can be distressing for both children and parents, evidence based care and early intervention can effectively address Severs disease. At Children’s Podiatry, our experienced team is dedicated to diagnosing, treating, and supporting children with this condition to ensure optimal foot health and pain-free mobility.

Understanding Severs Disease (Calcaneal Apophysitis):

Severs disease, also known as calcaneal apophysitis, is a condition that involves inflammation of the growth plate in the heel bone. It often occurs during periods of rapid growth and physical activity.

Causes of Severs Disease:

Severs disease is primarily caused by repetitive stress and tension on the growth plate due to physical activities like running, jumping, and sports participation.

Signs and Symptoms:

Parents may observe the following signs in children experiencing Severs disease:

Expert Care at Children's Podiatry:

Our dedicated team of podiatrists is well skilled  in diagnosing and treating Severs disease, offering comprehensive care to alleviate heel pain and promote healthy foot development.

Professional Evaluation:

We conduct a thorough assessment to diagnose Severs disease and rule out other potential causes of heel pain.

Customised Treatment Plans:

Based on our evaluation, we create personalized treatment plans that may include:

Parental Guidance:

We involve parents in the care process, providing guidance on exercises, footwear, and activities to support healing and prevent recurrence.

Gradual Return to Activity:

Once symptoms improve, we guide your child's gradual return to physical activities to avoid further strain on the heel.


At Children’s Podiatry, we understand the impact that Severs disease can have on your child’s comfort and mobility. Our dedicated podiatrists are committed to providing expert care, personalised treatment plans, and ongoing support to help your child overcome heel pain and enjoy an active, pain-free lifestyle.

To learn more about how we can assist your child in managing Severs disease and promoting healthy foot development, schedule a consultation with our skilled Children’s Podiatry team. Contact us today and take the first step towards supporting your child’s confident and comfortable movement.

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