Sever’s disease is a type of bone injury

Posted On Oct 11 2018 by

Painful heels in children may not be common, but as soon as it does happen it is almost always a condition known as Severs disease. This is a painful condition at the back of the heel in children that is also known as calcaneal apophysitis. It generally occurs throughout the ages of 9-10 years. The heel bone typically grows from two areas of bone with the thin section of cartilage between them. Eventually when development of this bone stops, the two regions of bone merge together to make the one calcaneus. Severs disease is thought to be a strain of …