What is calcaneal apophysitis?

Happy childrenCalcaneal apophysitis, or Sever’s disease, is one of the most common causes of heel pain in children. Although it sounds intimidating and serious, it is a frequent issue among athletic, growing children. The heel bone grows faster than the connective tissues attached to it. This can lead to an uncomfortable tightening in the Achilles tendon, which pulls on the back of the heel. The growth plate there then becomes inflamed and painful. Regular activity like sports also aggravates the problem. The good news is that your child will eventually grow out of the condition. To handle the pain now, however, he or she will need treatment.

Our goal for your child is to allow them to continue their sporting events without pain. We will provide the most accurate diagnosis possible and design the best treatment plan for your child to relieve symptoms and stay active. Contact Podiatry Associates, P.C. in Castle Pines, Cherry Creek and Parker for an appointment or more information to take care of your child’s feet. Call (303) 805-5156, or visit the website contact page to reach us.

Dr. Cynthia Oberholtzer-Classen, DPM
Founder and Owner of Podiatry Associates, PC