Case Report

The Most Common Cause of Heel Pain in Children: Sever Disease


  • Mahmut Çivilibal
  • İbrahim Sungur

Med Bull Haseki 2014;52(2):148-149

Non-specific heel pain (calcaneal apophysitis) is a common disorder, particularly in physically active children. Here, we present a 10-year-old boy with a three-month history of right heel pain. It had worsened over a two-week period and aggravated by activity. The diagnosis of Sever’s disease was made based on clinical and radiological findings. This case highlights the clinical features of Sever’s disease that can be self limiting and treated conservatively.

Keywords: Sever’s disease, heel pain, apophysitis

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