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Sever's disease


During a growth spurt, a child’s heel bone grows faster than the muscles, tendons, and ligaments in their leg. In fact, the heel is one of your child’s first body parts to reach full adult size. When the muscles and tendons can’t grow fast enough to keep up, they are stretched too tight. If your child is very active, especially if they play a sport that involves a lot of running and jumping on hard surfaces (such as soccer, basketball, or gymnastics), it can put extra strain on their already overstretched tendons. This leads to swelling and pain at the point where the tendons attach to the growing part of their heel. The good news is that the condition doesn’t cause any long-term foot problems and can be easily treated.

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