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What are the symptoms of apophysitis?

What are the symptoms of apophysitis?

Symptoms of apophysitis can vary but there are a few key things to watch for:

  • Pain that worsens during or after repetitive sports activities such as running, jumping, and throwing.
  • Pain, swelling, and/or tenderness to the touch over growth plate areas at the heel, knee, elbow, shoulder, hip, or foot.

Is calcaneal apophysitis life threatening?

Heel pain in adolescents is frequently a sign of a condition known as Sever’s Disease (Calcaneal Apophysitis), and while this is not a life-threatening condition, it can lead to debilitating symptoms for your child which should be remedied as quickly as possible.

What is bone apophysitis?

Apophysitis refers to inflammation/ irritation of a growth plate. (A growth plate is a layer of cartilage usually found at the end of a bone, allowing the bone to grow in length. The growth plate is weaker and more vulnerable to injury than the rest of the bone.

What is an Apophyseal injury?

Apophysitis refers to irritation and inflammation of the apophysis, a secondary ossification center which acts as an insertion site for a tendon. It is a common overuse injury in young athletes. In a growing athlete the apophysis is susceptible to injury because of repetitive stress or an acute avulsion injury.

How long does calcaneal apophysitis take to heal?

Typically 2-3 months.

Can adults get calcaneal apophysitis?

Calcaneal apophysitis is also called Sever’s disease, although it is not a true disease. It is the most common cause of heel pain in children, and it can occur in one or both feet. Heel pain in children differs from the most common type of heel pain experienced by adults.

What is Sever’s disease in the ankle?

Sever’s disease is a painful condition of the heel that occurs in growing children. It happens when the tendon that attaches to the back of the heel (the Achilles tendon) pulls on the growth plate (the apophysis) of the bone of the heel (the calcaneus).

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