Sever's Disease :: Nationwide Children's Hospital


Sever’s Disease is a painful condition in the heel in which the bony attachment of the Achilles tendon becomes inflamed.  Sever’s Disease is most common in young active kids who are still growing.  The pain is located anywhere around the heel and becomes worse with increased activity or when performing a calf raise.  Treatment includes activity modification and rest, icing the painful area for 20 minutes, and stretching of the foot and lower leg.  If you are uncertain about the nature of your condition or your condition does not improve with conservative treatment please contact your primary care provider or for more specialized care contact Children’s Sports Medicine.

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