Sever’s Disease (Calcaneal Apophysitis) in Children

Is Your Child Frequently Mentioning Heel Pain? Calcaneal Apophysitis (Sever’s Disease) Calcaneal Apophysitis is a painful inflammation of the heel’s growth plate (physis).  This condition typically affects children between the ages of 8 and 14 years old.  Calcaneal Apophysitis occurs more commonly in boys than girls.  Heel bones, the calcaneus, will not be fully developed […]

Growing Pains and Restless Leg: Is there a connection?

Many people are familiar with the “growing pains” of childhood, but what causes the phenomenon has mystified researchers for nearly two hundred years. The pain usually occurs in the legs and strikes at night after daily activity in childhood. At one time, it was believed that growing pains were a sign of rheumatic fever or […]

Do flat feet leave you flat out?

Do flat feet leave you flat out? Do you have flat feet?  Do your flat feet hurt?  Did you know there are shoes designed for flat feet?  Motion control shoes were developed to stop the foot from pronating. Pronating can be thought of as the foot falling flat or the arch collapsing. It is often […]