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Heel pain in pediatric population

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By David Bennett Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon in the United States
Johannes I Wiegerinck, Ruben Zwiers, Inger N Sierevelt, Henk C P M van Weert, C Niek van Dijk, Peter A A Struijs
BACKGROUND: Calcaneal apophysitis is a frequent cause of heel pain in children and is known to have a significant negative effect on the quality of life in affected children. The most effective treatment is currently unknown. The purpose of this study is to evaluate 3 frequently used conventional treatment modalities for calcaneal apophysitis. METHODS: Three treatment modalities were evaluated and compared in a prospective randomized single-blind setting: a pragmatic wait and see protocol versus a heel raise inlay (ViscoHeel; Bauerfeind) versus an eccentric exercise regime under physiotherapeutic supervision...
March 2016: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
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