Simple diagnosis, simpler treatment. (cover story)

Title

Simple diagnosis, simpler treatment. (cover story)

Creator

Weiner Dennis S; Morscher Melanie; Dicinti Martin S

Publisher

Journal of Family Practice

Date

2007
2007-05

Description

The article presents a guide for primary care physicians on the diagnosis and treatment of calcaneal apophysitis. It has been agreed that the true origin of the heel pain of calcaneal apophysitis is a stress microfracture due to chronic repetitive microtrauma. In nearly all cases, this condition is an overuse syndrome that resolves without surgery. The use of a simple in-shoe wedge-shaped orthotic can help patients experience pain relief and resume full activities. Other therapeutic approaches include physiotherapy, forced ankle dorsiflexion stretching, gastrocsoleus stretching and anti-inflammatories. INSET: Should Johnny quit the track team?.

Subject

WOUNDS & injuries; DIAGNOSIS; DISEASE management; HEEL bone fractures; OSTEOCHONDROSIS; OSTEONECROSIS; OVERUSE injuries; PAIN; SENSES

Rights

Article information provided for research and reference use only. All rights are retained by the journal listed under publisher and/or the creator(s).

Pages

352–355

Issue

5

Volume

56

Citation

Weiner Dennis S; Morscher Melanie; Dicinti Martin S, “Simple diagnosis, simpler treatment. (cover story),” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed May 28, 2024, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/5755.