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    • 01 JUL 19
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    What is ‘calcaneal apophysitis’ and who does it affect?

    What is ‘calcaneal apophysitis’ and who does it affect?

    – Pain in the calcaneus (heel) during and after activity in young children
    – Theory of traction on calcaneal growth plate due to activity, biomechanics and rapid growth
    – Commonly affects boys of ages 8-15, and girls 8-13
    – Heavier, taller and more active children
    – Tight calf muscles (bony growth > muscle)

    (Sources: Wiegerinck 2016, James et al. 2013 and 2016, Ranponi & baker 2019)

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