Calcaneal apophysitis

Is it possible to have Calcaneal apophysitis as an adult? I was diagnosed with it as a child and they said it’s something you will grow out of. I have continued to have severe foot/heel pain for most of my life.

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    Hello and thank you for your question. What you would be experiencing is more of Achilles tendintis or periostitis which is similar but different than calcaneal apophysitis. I would ensure you are rolling your calves and bottom of the foot daily for 10 minutes with a golf ball or lacrosse ball. You will also want to avoid flat shoes, so shoes with a slight heel toe drop is ideal. If it persists I would consider getting an MRI to rule out any degeneration or partial tearing of the tendon. I hope this helps!

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