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Heel Pain

Written by:  
Julie Graves - Head Athletic Trainer & Director of Sports Medicine
Published on: May 11, 2019

Sever’s Disease, otherwise known as calcaneal apophysitis is an inflammation of the growth plate in the heel of growing children. The condition presents as pain in the heel and is caused by repetitive stress to the heel and is thus particularly common in active children.


  • Refer to foam rolling resource on website for calves specifically
  • X Brace
  • Ice Massage: Buy paper dixie cups at the grocery store. Fill them up with water and freeze them. Tear down the paper cup so that the ice is exposed and ice massage over the area of pain after activity that especially causes pain

Find out more about the CRYSC Sports Medicine Program by visiting our website. For any question or concerns related to heel pain, sports medicine, or athletic training, please reach out to the CRYSC Head Athletic Trainer, Julie Graves, at [email protected].

Written by
Julie Graves
Head Athletic Trainer & Director of Sports Medicine
[email protected]303-828-7162
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