978-369-2665

Concord Location
54 Baker Ave Ext
Concord, MA 01742

Westford Location
133 Littleton Road, Suite 104
Westford, MA 01886

Groton Location
100 Boston Rd
Groton, MA 01450

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Sever's Disease, also known as calcaneal apophysitis, is a disease of the growth plate of the bone and is characterized by pain in the heel of a child's foot, typically brought on by some form of injury or trauma. This condition is most common in children ages 10 to 15 and is frequently seen in active soccer, football, or baseball players. Sport shoes with cleats are also known to aggravate the condition. The disease mimics Achilles tendonitis, an inflammation of the tendon attached to the back of the heel. A tight Achilles tendon contributes to Sever's Disease by pulling excessively on the growth plate of the heel bone (calcaneus).

Treatment includes cutting back on sports activities, calf muscle stretching exercises, heel cushions in the shoes, icing, and/or anti-inflammatory medications. Note: Please consult your physician before taking any medications.


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Concord Location
54 Baker Ave Ext
Concord, MA 01742
Westford Location
133 Littleton Road, Suite 104
Westford, MA 01886
Groton Location
100 Boston Rd
Groton, MA 01450

Podiatrist - Concord, Gregory Catalano, DPM, FACFAS, 978-369-2665
Concord Location- 1732 Main Street, Concord MA, 01742, Westford Location- 133 Littleton Road, Suite 104, Westford, MA 01886, Groton Location- 100 Boston Rd Groton, MA 01450