Calcaneal Apophysitis (Sever’s Disease) does not happen in adults. This condition is a disorder of the growth plate at the back of the calcaneus that typically causes pain at the back of the heel in those aged 8 to 14 years. This growth area merges with the remainder of the calcaneus body by the mid-teenage years, so it is impossible for adults to have calcaneal apophysitis or Sever’s disease. Heel pain is reasonably common in adults and has many causes. Calcaneal Apophysitis (Sever’s Disease) is just not one of them.
The search phrase ‘sever’s disease in adults‘ was searched for in the Google search engine about 40 times per month with about 100 searches a month for that phrase and permutations of it. Other keyword tools put this at over 700 a month worldwide with 400 a month in the USA:
This indicates that a lot of people are searching for information on the possibility of Sever’s or Calcaneal apophysitis occurring in adults when it is not possible for it to occur in adults. This condition has never been reported as causing any issues after the mid-teenage years when the growth plate merges with the rest of the calcaneus.
There are several reasons why people may be searching for “sever’s disease in adults” and could include:
- It could be that they know that the condition does affect children and teenagers and are searching to see if there are any long-term problems when they become adults (there aren’t any).
- It could be that they had heard that the condition is a common cause of heel pain in children and they want to see if it could possibly be the reason for their own heel pain (it isn’t).
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