A to Z: Sever Diseaseenparentshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/P-khAZDictionary-enHD-AR1.jpgSever disease is a painful bone disorder due to inflammation (swelling) of the growth plate in the heel.sever, calcaneal, sever condition, apophysitis, bone, inflammation, swelling, growth plate, epiphyseal, cartilage, heel pain, osgood10/16/201303/21/201909/02/2019a086ca74-a09e-4e28-bd71-dfe4e1d416dehttps://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/az-sever.html/<p><em>May also be called: Calcaneal Apophysitis</em></p> <p><a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/severs-disease.html/">Sever disease</a>, also called calcaneal apophysitis, is a painful <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/bones-muscles-joints.html/">bone</a> disorder that results from inflammation (swelling) of the growth plate in the heel.</p> <h3>More to Know</h3> <p>A <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/growth-plate-injuries.html/">growth plate</a>, also called an epiphyseal plate, is an area at the end of a developing bone where cartilage cells change over time into bone cells. As this occurs, the growth plates expand and unite, which is how bones grow.</p> <p>Sever disease is a common cause of heel pain in growing kids, especially those who are physically active. It usually occurs during the growth spurt of adolescence, the approximately 2-year period in early puberty when kids grow most rapidly.</p> <p>The chief sign of Sever disease is pain or tenderness in one or both heels, usually at the back. The pain also might extend to the sides and bottom of the heel, ending near the arch of the foot.</p> <h3>Keep in Mind</h3> <p>The immediate goal of treatment of Sever disease is pain relief. Because symptoms generally worsen with activity, the main treatment for Sever disease is rest, which helps to relieve pressure on the heel bone, decreasing swelling and reducing pain.</p> <p><em>All A to Z dictionary entries are regularly reviewed by KidsHealth medical experts.</em></p>
Achilles TendonitisIf the tendon just above your heel becomes swollen or irritated due to overuse, it can lead to a painful condition called Achilles tendonitis. Find out how to treat it - and prevent it.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/achilles.html/b76164e9-b222-48bb-8113-4e1df39b9672
Bones, Muscles, and JointsWithout bones, muscles, and joints, we couldn't stand, walk, run, or even sit. The musculoskeletal system supports our bodies, protects our organs from injury, and enables movement.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/bones-muscles-joints.html/53199934-b6d8-4854-8362-8b1dfc45c3f6
Growth Plate FracturesInjuries to growth plates, which produce new bone tissue and determine the final length and shape of bones in adulthood, must be treated so that bones heal properly.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/growth-plate-injuries.html/ad965323-3a88-46fa-91e6-4e30aea3d9c8
Panner's DiseasePanner's disease is a painful bone condition linked to overuse of the elbow. Kids with Panner's disease need to avoid all activities that cause pain so the bone can heal. https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/panners-disease.html/562a019d-d086-444f-b324-296159b2b00d
Sever's DiseaseSever's disease, a common heel injury in kids, is due to inflammation (swelling) of the growth plate in the heel. While painful, it's only temporary and has no long-term effects.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/severs-disease.html/5e517544-6d47-4adc-b10c-f03007b19f63
X-Ray Exam: FootA foot X-ray can help find the cause pain, tenderness, swelling, or deformities. It also can detect broken bones or dislocated joints.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/xray-foot.html/dd2f8ef3-b99c-46b5-badf-9b4be186f677
Your BonesWhere would you be without your bones? Learn more about the skeletal system in this article for kids.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/kids/bones.html/ba77b482-c6eb-47da-90a4-3cb148f38f4d
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