Calcaneal Apophysitis

Calcaneal Apophysitis 2017-02-17T18:25:24+00:00

Foot and Ankle – Calcaneal Apophysitis

Calcaneal Apophysitis usually affects 8-14 year olds. Also known as Sever’s disease, this is the most common cause of heel pain in children. This condition is caused inflammation of the growth plate in the heel due to muscle strain and repetitive stress.

Symptoms

  • Pain and tenderness in the back and bottom of the heel
  • Pain when walking
  • Heel is tender to the touch
  • Limping
  • Walking on the toes

Treatment

  • Orthotics
  • Anti-inflammatory medication
  • Corticosteroid injections
  • Physical therapy
  • Bracing
  • Surgery

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