The calcaneal apophysis is a growth center where the Achilles tendon and the plantar fascia attach to the heel.
It first appears in children aged 7 to 8 years. By ages 12 to 14 years the growth center matures and fuses to the heel bone. Injuries can occur from excessive tension on the Achilles tendon and the plantar fascia, or from direct impact on the heel. Excessive stress on this growth center can cause irritation of the heel, also called Sever’s disease.
For our patient’s convenience, we offer foot and ankle treatments for all kinds of conditions such as Calcaneal apophysitis in Adrian, MI, Calcaneal apophysitis in Ann Arbor, MI, and Calcaneal apophysitis in Jackson, MI. We have our own digital x-ray, MRI, Cat-scan, and ultrasound equipment at many of our podiatry clinics. Our on-site podiatric physical therapy clinics allow for constant communication between the physicians and physical therapists, ensuring the most effective therapy and successful recovery for our patients.