Calcaneal apophysitis, previously known as Severs disease, is a very common cause of heel pain in children. Severs disease has been renamed due to the fact that the condition is not a disease! Instead an overuse condition which affects the growth plate on the heel (calcaneaus).
Calcaneal apophysitis most often occurs in children between the ages of 8 to 14 and is more common in boys than girls.
These can include children with:
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