Sever Disease

Sever disease, also known as calcaneal apophysitis, was first described in the early 1900s. The calcaneal apophysis is a cartilaginous growth center located in the heel of the foot. Calcaneal apophysitis is a common cause of heel pain in growing, athletically active youth. Originally described as an inflammatory process, it has more recently been thought to result from overuse and weight-bearing injury to the growth center.


For descriptive purposes, the foot is divided into three areas: forefoot, midfoot, and hindfoot. The hindfoot contains ...

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