Home Services Conditions  Blog  Contact Us
Pieter Roos Podiatrist
Pieter Roos Podiatrist
Home Services Conditions  Contact Us Sitemap
Pieter Roos Podiatrist Facebook Twitter  LinkedIn Contact Us Today!

A human foot & ankle is a strong, mechanical structure that contains 26 bones, 33 joints, 107 ligaments and 19 muscles

Causes

Overuse and stress on the heel bone through participation in sports is a major cause of calcaneal apophysitis. The heel’s growth plate is sensitive to repeated running and pounding on hard surfaces, resulting in muscle strain and inflamed tissue. For this reason, children and adolescents involved in soccer, track, or basketball are especially vulnerable.
Other potential causes of calcaneal apophysitis include obesity, a tight Achilles tendon, and biomechanical problems such as flatfoot or a high-arched foot.

       
New Products

Pieter Roos - Conditions

Website developed by: 4101.458