What is calcaneal apophysitis?
Calcaneal apophysitis is the technical name for what is more commonly known as Sever’s disease. It is a disorder of the growth plate (apophysis) at the back of the heel bone (calcaneus). This growth plate merges with the rest of the heel bone by the early teenage years, so it only can affect children up until that age. It is very common, especially in those children who are active. … [read more]