Sever’s Disease – Heel Pain From Overuse Takes...

Sever’s Disease – Nature’s way of telling often over-scheduled, over-committed active youngsters to slow down and take it easy…or easier, anyway.   According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), nearly 30 million children and adolescents participate in youth sports in the United States. Unfortunately, each year more than 3.5 million kids under age 14 receive medical treatment for sports... Read More

Heel Pain in Children: Sever’s Disease

ABOUT Sever’s disease describes a condition in which the growth plate of the heel bone is inflamed. The majority of the heel bone is present at birth then around 8 years of age a secondary growth center develops. This new piece of bone is crescent shaped and is connected to the remainder of the heel bone by a layer of cartilage which is the growth plate (medical term is “apophysis”). The Achilles tendon... Read More