Slideshows Images Quizzes

Copyright © 2018 by RxList Inc. RxList does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. See additional information.

Definition of Sever condition

Sever condition: Inflammation of the growth plate of the calcaneus, the bone at the back of the heel. The inflammation is at the point where the Achilles tendon attaches.

Sever condition occurs mainly in adolescent or older children, particularly active boys. It can be very painful. It is one of those conditions often dismissed as "growing pains".

When Sever condition flares up, it is treated with activity limitation, medication, shoe inserts, heel lifts, and sometimes casting when it becomes especially severe.

Sever condition is usually self-limited and disappears as the child ages.

Other names for Sever condition include apophysitis of the calcaneus and apophysitis calcaneus.

QUESTION

What causes tooth decay? See Answer
Reviewed on 12/27/2018
CONTINUE SCROLLING FOR RELATED SLIDESHOW

Health Solutions From Our Sponsors