Sever's Disease | Diagnosis & Tests

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How do I know if my child's heel pain is caused by Sever's disease?

In Sever's disease, heel pain can be in one or both heels. It usually starts after a child begins a new sports season or a new sport. Your child may walk with a limp. The pain may increase when he or she runs or jumps. He or she may have a tendency to tiptoe. Your child's heel may hurt if you squeeze both sides toward the very back. This is called the squeeze test. Your doctor may also find that your child's heel tendons have become tight.

Written by familydoctor.org editorial staff

Reviewed/Updated: 04/14
Created: 09/00

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