How to treat calcaneal apophysitis?
Calcaneal apophysitis (Severs disease) is a common problem in growing children with the growth plate at the back of the heel bone. The classic symptoms are pain on activity and pain on squeezing the sides of the heel bone. The problem is self limiting and the child will always grow out of it by the early to mid teenage years as the growth plate merges with the rest of the heel bone. Even though they do grow out of it the problem can be quite painful and needs to be treated. It can cause quite a bit of distress in the child, especially after playing sport. .. [read more]