Although the name might sound pretty frightening, Severs Disease is really a common heel injury that occurs in kids. It can be painful. Severs Disease, is a painful bone disorder that results from inflammation of the growth plate in the heel. A growth plate, also called an epiphyseal plate, is an area at the end of a developing bone where cartilage cells change over time into bone cells. Severs Disease is a common cause of heal pain in growing kids especially those who are physically active. It usually occurs during the growth spurt of adolescences.

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The growth spurt can begin any time between the ages of 8-13 years for girls and 10-15 years for boys. Severs Disease results from standing too long, which contributes to the condition by not providing enough support or padding.


  • Pronated Foot (Ankle that rolls in, (see conditions menu to the left)) when walking
  • Flat or High arched foot, which affects the ankle and heel within the foot
  • Being over weight (Obesity)

Custom made foot orthotics UCBL type and orthopedic footwear, as well as ankle supports can help alleviate the pain, and bring the comfort your child is looking for.