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Mar 26, 2013

Sever's Disease

Severs Disease is the most common source of heel pain in adolescents, particularly those aged between 9 and 14 years.

In children the heel bone (calcaneus) doesn’t fully develop until about the age of 15. As the child grows new bone forms at the growth plate, which is a weakened area of soft bone at the back of the heel.

The calf muscle attaches directly onto this area at the back of the heel. Repetitive strain is placed on this area by activities such as running and jumping within sport.

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