19 January 2023
If your child has heel pain when they walk or run, they may be suffering from Sever's disease. Sever's disease is a type of overuse injury that's caused by placing too much pressure on the growth plate at the bottom of the heel bone. Only children have growth plates, so Sever's disease never affects adults. Growth plates are made from cartilage, so they can't withstand as much force as solid bone, making them more susceptible to overuse injuries.