Calcaneal Apophysitis in Adults & Children


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Calcaneal apophysitis is a condition in which the growth plate of the heel bone becomes _____.

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1. Unlike adults, children normally experience discomfort related to calcaneal apophysitis for _____.

2. For severe cases of calcaneal apophysitis, _____ is recommended.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What happens when someone has calcaneal apophysitis? What are treatment options? This is the kind of information you must be familiar with when you assess your knowledge using this quiz/worksheet combo.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

For this quiz, you will measure your ability to:

  • Describe what happens to the heel bone when one has calcaneal apophysitis
  • Discuss how long children can suffer from the effects of this condition
  • Name the treatment option for severe cases of calcaneal apophysitis
  • State how adults with calcaneal apophysitis can treat this condition
  • Understand how children might show that they have this condition

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson, such as how the heel bone is affected with calcaneal apophysitis
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding a sign of this condition in children
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the treatment of calcaneal apophysitis in severe and adult cases

Additional Learning

Make no bones about it: you can learn more when you use the lesson titled Calcaneal Apophysitis in Adults & Children. Facts covered in this lesson include:

  • What age-range of children are typically affected by calcaneal apophysitis
  • Another name for this condition
  • What physis means
  • How the pain associated with calcaneal apophysitis can be treated