calcaneal apophysitis


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Related to calcaneal apophysitis: calcaneal spur, plantar fasciitis, Calcaneal Bursitis

Sever disease

(sē'vĕr),
an osteochondrosis of the heel, probably secondary to microfractures in the bone where the Achilles tendon attaches to the posterior calcaneus; an overuse injury and a common cause of heel pain in older children.
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calcaneal apophysitis

Seever's disease Orthopedics A condition characterized by heel pain in adolescents preceding fusion of the calcaneal apophysis, attributed to overuse.
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Se·ver dis·ease

(sē'vĕr di-zēz')
An osteochondrosis of the heel, probably secondary to microfractures in the bone where the Achilles tendon attaches to the posterior calcaneus; an overuse injury and a common cause of heel pain in older children.
Synonym(s): calcaneal apophysitis.
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References in periodicals archive ?
Calcaneal apophysitis (Sever's disease) is a painful inflammation in the heels of skeletally immature children where the Achilles tendon inserts in the calcaneus apophysis.
Children with calcaneal apophysitis also can use ice and should avoid walking barefoot.
Usually, the symptoms of calcaneal apophysitis resolve fairly quickly, and with relatively simple treatment.
Heel pain from Sever's disease, also called calcaneal apophysitis, is epidemic in young soccer players because youth soccer shoes have no arch supports.