Severs Disease

Does your child have heel pain? Let us treat Sever’s Disease!

Heel pain in children, no it’s not plantar fasciitis! When we are born, our heel bone is actually in 2 separate pieces, joined together by a growth plate. By the age of 14-16 the heel then fuses into one large bone. Severs disease is a growth plate disorder of the heel bone, commonly occurring in active children aged 8-14 that causes complications of the fusing of the heel bones.

Causes of Sever’s Disease heel pain can be attributed to (but not limited to):

Excessive Strain from the Achilles Tendon/Plantar Fascia
Poor Footwear
High Activity Levels
Rapid Growth
Vitamin Deficiencies

How we treat Sever’s Disease

Sever’s disease is very easily treated and often had quick results. Treatment usually involves:

  • footwear modifications
  • heel lifts
  • exercises
  • orthotic therapy

To make an appointment online click a Book Online Now button or alternatively, to speak with one of our staff please call (03) 9939 1012

What To Expect In Your Consult:

At Sole Podiatry you initial consultation will go for 45 minutes. This time allows your Podiatrist to thoroughly examine and understand your needs as well as providing the necessary time to assess your condition properly.

We will also develop a comprehensive treatment plan that will enable you to achieve your goal as soon as possible during this consultation. This plan will clarify whether any future consults will be required and what frequency.


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