Calcaneal apophysitis is caused by overuse and stress on the heel bone such as would be seen in sports or activities with high repetition in movement. Repeated running and pounding on hard surfaces causes muscle strain and inflammation in the growth plate of the heel. As a result, children and adolescents who participate in sports such as soccer, track, or basketball are more sensitive. Obesity, a tight Achilles tendon, and biomechanical issues like flatfoot or a high-arched foot are all possible causes of calcaneal apophysitis.

Pain at the back or bottom of the heel, limping, walking on toes, trouble running, jumping, or participating in normal activities or sports, and pain when the sides of the heel are pressed are all symptoms of calcaneal apophysitis.

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