Sever’s Disease Treatment: The condition occurs most commonly in children between the ages of 8 and 14 years. Severs Disease is characterized by activity-related pain that occurs on the back of the heel, where the Achilles attaches on the heel bone which is alleviated when the child walks on their toes. The child may have swelling in the area, and tenderness to the touch. Sports requiring lots of running, jumping, and other high impact activities are particularly associated with Severs. Kids that are prone to Severs are usually very active, are having a growth spurt, have tight calf muscles and are pronators . Thus ice, massage and orthotics to prevent excessive pronation are effective treatments.